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The garden towards the end of January.

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It’s blooming horrible outside now, raining heavily and blowing a gail. It’s so dark, only 4pm, we have to have the lights on. Never mind, it’s cosy and warm in here and I have’t got to go out for anything. I looked into the greenhouse earlier and the themometer read….

My Fuchsia cuttings looked happy enough..

..but I wonder what these would taste like…..

Well that’s about all there is to see. Roll on spring and the explosion of daffodils and Tulips.
Take care everyone. x

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your peppers will taste fine unless they are mouldy inside.

you have some lovely plants out there.

we had a big thunderstorm about 2pm too, lashing rain and strong winds too. OH had to come inside as he was working in the shed with the door open.

25 Jan, 2014

 

You do seem to have a lot going on in your garden at the moment, and plenty to look at inside also........how lovely.
It is pouring here and the wind has got up, just to make maters worse, still it cannot last forever!!

25 Jan, 2014

 

Lovely blog! You've lots to see - the fucshia cuttings look beautiful. It got dark early here too, and it's rather cold and miserable. Still - every day turns us a little more to the sun!

25 Jan, 2014

 

Hi Shiela, now I'm convinced you have gone to live in a foreign country, and not told anyone, so many flowers, and that temperature, mine doesn't get to that even when the sun has been shining on it all day, I think the highest I have seen since autumn is about 15 or 16 c, no wonder I can't keep my plants flowering like yours, I went shopping this afternoon, and the outside temp, according to the car thermometer, was 10c, but that was in town, by the time I got home, that had dropped to 7c, and that was in the 5 minutes it took to drive home, Derek.

25 Jan, 2014

 

Hi Homebird, Your garden looks stunning. Euphorbia Silver Swan is on my shopping list when my renovations are finished. I wonder if there is anything you can tell me about it. Do you normally cut it back, and if so when and how much. Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures.

25 Jan, 2014

 

Very nice to see all the things in your garden, and conservatory ... I hope you get nicer weather tomorrow, but I am glad to hear you managed to get out for a while.
We've had a sunny day today, and it was still light at 5 o'clock, so the days are lengthening a bit :o)

25 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks everyone. SBG I had forgotten those peppers were in the greenhouse. I will bring them down and see what they are like. I bet your hubby got wet just dashing in from the shed. It turned so cold too.
DD, the spring bulbs are growing steadily in the borders which is a sure sign that winter is on it's way out. Fingers crossed.
Melchi it's lighter longer every day now isn't it. Only 3 weeks ago it was dark at 4pm now it's 5pm before the sun has gone. ( that's when we get to see the sun.....lol)
Derek, the leaves are off the big trees the sun can get onto the greenhouse for most of the day so the temps can go up a bit more. It's gone down to -1 a couple of times since Christmas but everything seems ok so far. I wish I could live in a nice temperate country, but I'd have to take all of our family with me though...lol
Nannijii, I only bought that plant a year ago so it's still smallish. I don't know if it will need cutting back so I will have to find more about it and let you know.
Thanks again everyone. x

25 Jan, 2014

 

You have some lovely things there, and the flowers are amazing for January. Are you sure the Lavatera is Barnsley and not rosea though? That hellebore is to die for!

25 Jan, 2014

 

Your some beauties going on there HB - it's good to still have some summer colour isn't it.
You've just reminded me that I planted some white muscari last year I must see if it's came up yet.
Your cuttings are looking wonderfully healthy too.

25 Jan, 2014

 

Lovely to look around your garden and love the Hellebore and your indoor plants are pretty.

26 Jan, 2014

 

You have some lovely plants, thanks for naming them, it has given me ideas for spring.

26 Jan, 2014

 

Hi Steragram the Lavatera is almost 10 years old now and it was labelled as Barnsley. The Barnsley Baby I have is a much paler pink with white. Maybe the Barnsley has reverted. I was so pleased to see the buds forming again on the Hellebore I bought last winter. I'm not too lucky with the fancy ones usually. I get leaves come but no flowers as a rule....lol thank you.
Scottish Thank you, you reminded me that I was going to get some white Muscari but forgot. Maybe they will have some in the GC when we go this week. I need some larger clear pots for my phals . Some of them are toppling over :o( the top broke off of one a couple of weekes ago when it toppled off the shelf. I'm very pleased with the Fuchsia cuttings. They are trimmings from the standards I am trying to grow.
3d Thank you, I wish all my Hellebores would give me flowers. I have bought several over the years and most never flower after the first year. :o( I haven't a clue why.
Charnwood thank you, it's nice to see a bit of colour through the winter in the garden isn't it. Even if it's mostly green, yellow and silver. It's been such a mild winter up to now, we are very lucky to have anything with any more colour. We have a very nice hotel/restaurant nearby called The Charnwood.

26 Jan, 2014

 

Thankyou for the tour around your garden, its good to see things beginning to flower even if theres not a lot of sunshine to accompany us,( torrential rain here again today) Some of my Hellebores only produced their first flowers last year and I've had them for more than five years so don't give up hope...Your houseplants look lovely as well, I had to give up on the orchids as I can never get them to flower again....

26 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks Lincs,, give the orchids a dose of neglect, a warm room and a small drink every week or so. Works for mine....just looked today at some Hellebore plants I was given 3 years ago and there looks like there might be a flower forming on one of them...fingers crossed. It just stopped raining here and the sun is out but there are very dark clouds on the horizon....

26 Jan, 2014

 

That is a shame you dont get flowers on your other Hellebores

26 Jan, 2014

 

Hi Homebird ..
good set of pics ..
plenty looking perky in your garden :o)

27 Jan, 2014

 

Maybe they will surprise me next year 3d. Live in hope....lol
Thanks Tt. Not long to spring and a lot more colour hopefully.

27 Jan, 2014

 

I hope they do Homebird, I had one that did nt flower for 2 years, then flowered, so now I cheat and buy them in flower lol.

28 Jan, 2014

 

Good thinking 3d.

28 Jan, 2014

 

:o)) I bought another Hellebore one in flower today hehe 1.99 from veg shop its white one to match other one, so I have white both sides of my black elder, grandson will put it in for me on Thursday with my others I got , he comes to do things for me and my garden, of course I feed him , give him pocket money, that s the way is nt to a man heart lol, ice cream, cakes , latte coffee . hehe

28 Jan, 2014

 

Too true 3pence. Your new plants were a real bargain. :o))

2 Feb, 2014

 

Thank you Homebird its only small not a big one

3 Feb, 2014

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