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WINTER BLOSSOM ... HAPPY GARDENING in 2011 :o)


WINTER BLOSSOM ... HAPPY GARDENING in 2011  :o)

SURVIVOR OF THE RECENT SNOWS :

VIBURNUM Bodnantense "Dawn" ...

Near my back garden door ...
... this has a wonderful perfume ...
... and lots of new buds today ...

Happy New Year to GoY :o)



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Happy New Year Terratoonie!

30 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks, Gillian ... have a wonderful new year :o)

30 Dec, 2010

 

Happy New Year Terratoonie. ;o)))

30 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Alexandra ... Happy 2011 :o)))

30 Dec, 2010

 

Happy New Year to you Terratoonie :)))))

30 Dec, 2010

 

Happy New Year, Michaella ...
I hope all your plans work out really well :o)))))))

30 Dec, 2010

 

That is so cheerful.
Happy New Year to you and yours ! x

30 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks, Val ...
... I wish I could send you the sensational scent over the internet ;o) x

30 Dec, 2010

 

Oh you are so kind, I'm sure you would if you could.

30 Dec, 2010

 

I've done my best... try sniffing the photo...Lol...

30 Dec, 2010

 

looks like another one I will be looking for - how nice to have this in winter :):) Happy gardening for 2011

30 Dec, 2010

 

Greetings, Paul ... :o)
This would look lovely in your winter garden ...
... smells good too :o)

30 Dec, 2010

 

Happy New Year TT! and may your 2011 be filled with heavenly perfumes from many flowers!

30 Dec, 2010

 

Happy New Year TT xx

30 Dec, 2010

 

happy newyear Terra, conker, truffle and crocus, from san, baz and casper ;o)) x

30 Dec, 2010

 

Happy new year, everyone ...

Thanks, Sandra ~
Conker, Truffle and Crocus send
<<<hugs>>> to Casper xxx

30 Dec, 2010

 

Wishing you a Happy,Healthy and Peaceful New Year,Terra.xx

30 Dec, 2010

 

:o) xx

30 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Bloomer ...
All the best for you and yours in 2011 ... :o) xxx

30 Dec, 2010

 

Nice to have some scented flowers in the depths of winter :o)

30 Dec, 2010

 

Hello Hywel ...
These have been flowering for some weeks now, and obviously didn't mind the recent snow and ice ..
Yes, the scent is gorgeous ...:o)

30 Dec, 2010

 

It seems a good plant to have :o)

30 Dec, 2010

 

Happy New Year to you too, Terra :o)

30 Dec, 2010

 

A wonderful plant to herald the New Year Tt......heres wishing you Happy Gardening for 2011....:o))

30 Dec, 2010

 

I can't believe this is blooming now - lucky you!

31 Dec, 2010

 

Happy New Year TT :o) I must buy one of these as they look lovely .

31 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks, Pip, Janey, Lauram and Helen ...
This Viburnum has been blossoming for weeks ...
... the flowering began in November ...

A lovely addition to a garden ... doesn't seem to grow too fast, so you can fit it in a corner ... and plant it where you can smell the wonderful aroma from the blossoms ! :o)

31 Dec, 2010

 

Happy New year ...TT... Hope you have a great gardening year

31 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Holly...
Happy 2011 to you and yours ... xxx

31 Dec, 2010

 

Lovely TT, mine is out in flower too although some of it was frosted. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, Conker, Truffle and Crocus and everyone on GOY.

31 Dec, 2010

 

Happy New Year to you, Bob and to Sylvia.
Hugs from Conker, Truffle and Crocus to
Mrs. Tommy... who, I guess, sleeps through every new year celebration. xxx

My viburnum seems to have been protected from the snow and frost... maybe helped by the surrounded evergreen shrubs.

I'm working on another word puzzle blog .. for rainy, cold days in 2011 !

31 Dec, 2010

 

Yes TT, Mrs. Tommy is oblivious to it all, lucky girl and if this weather goes on till the middle of March which I read somewhere she will be getting up late.

31 Dec, 2010

 

Look like a March breakfast-in-bed for your Mrs. Tommy ...
... set the Teasmade for St. Patrick's Day ;o)

31 Dec, 2010

 

Yes, we will be in urgent need of your word puzzle blog shortly. I don't fancy taking up knitting. Lol.

31 Dec, 2010

 

Maybe tomorrow ... :o)

PS...
knitted leg-warmers always welcome..Lol.

31 Dec, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Happy New Year, TT! Happy New Year Conker, Truffle and Crocus! Best Gardening Wishes! xxxxx

1 Jan, 2011

 

Hello Uma ...
Happy 2011 to you and yours !
<<< hugs >>> to you from Conker, Truffle and Crocus !
xxxxxxx

My latest blog "The Good Ship GoY" is another wordsearch puzzle. I know you like those.. but I think I've made this latest one a bit too difficult ! Lol.

1 Jan, 2011

uma
Uma
 

Hi, TT! Hope you had a great night! :)
Oh, haven't seen your new blog yet...going straight to it! :)

1 Jan, 2011

 

:o))) ... Good luck ... lol.

1 Jan, 2011

 

Happy New Year Tt,

1 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely to see, TT, my poor garden is now wet, wet, wet!! Roll on spring :)

1 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Yorks and Gee ...
I hope everyone gets sunshine in their gardens tomorrow :o)

1 Jan, 2011

 

Happy New Year TT Conker, Truffle and Crocus x
I love this plant the blossom is so welcome at this time of year, my grandchildren call it granny's "smokey bacon tree" because thats what the leaves smell of when rubbed.......two sniffs for the price of one.....personally I prefer the scent of the blossom!!

1 Jan, 2011

 

Wishing You All a very Happy, Healthy and Horticultural 2011, with months of warm days!!! :-))) XXX

3 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Neena... Thank you ...
I like the Smokey Bacon story..
I've not yet tried rubbing the leaves ...
... must give that a go :o))) xxx

Thanks, David ...
All the three H's back to you too ...
and another H for hot summer days ... ;o) xxx

3 Jan, 2011

 

Love the "smokey bacon" tale, too, Bo'sun!! Have got that virtual smell now - goes with the "deep, crisp, and even" view still here, looking out into the garden! :-)))

Aaaah those suuuummmmerr niiiiiighhhhhhts! Tell Me More! What are they????? Tt? Lol, can but hope!

And, another H - for hamsters - who have the right idea!

XXX

3 Jan, 2011

 

Lol :o)

4 Jan, 2011

 

David... you singing "Summer Nights" ... ???

I'll dress up as Sandy, if you'll wear the John Travolta gear ;o)

Grease is the word ... xxx

4 Jan, 2011

 

Happy New Year TT and to the boys. Did you give them Haggis for dinner? Or have they been eating your smokey bacon tree?

4 Jan, 2011

 

Happy 2011 to you Tetrarch :o)

Eating the smokey bacon tree ? Lol...

no... my boys had millet and bonios ;o)

4 Jan, 2011

 

It looks lovely, all the more so for its time of blooming. Have you sort of 'wall trained' it?

5 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Bornagain... Thanks. Pleased you like it ..
Yes. I have a number of shrubs around my garden which I've trained to climb" up trellises ...

5 Jan, 2011

 

I'm going to try something like this as it would give me more room for more plants:-)

5 Jan, 2011

 

happy new year to you t.t hope it gud ;0)))

5 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Cristina .... have a good 2011 :o)))

5 Jan, 2011

 

You're on!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!

Right now? I got chills, and they're multiplying! Think I'm losing control. :-(( X

5 Jan, 2011

 

You shouldnt have tried to squeeze into those skin tight black pants David!!

5 Jan, 2011

 

Tetrarch ..lol. :o)

David ...
... you better shape up, you better understand ... Lol..;o)

6 Jan, 2011

 

Electrifying !!..:o)

6 Jan, 2011

 

Excellent, Bloomer !

... Grease is the word ...
... Greased Lightning ... ;o) !!!

6 Jan, 2011

 

aaah. those were the days, when we all were "hot stuff"..unfortunately, Ive melted and look all blurred "a round" the edges...

7 Jan, 2011

 

Lol. Tetrarch ...
but yeah, yeah, yeah - you were ...
... born to hand-jive .. yeah, yeah, yeah... ;o)

7 Jan, 2011

 

tsk tsk, dont remember that one, I was more pony tail, circular skirts and bouffant petticoats! Rock 'n Roll gal..Bill Haley. Would you believe I watched Grease for the first time last year...
I was thinking it might get the joints "greased" so I could garden easier!!

8 Jan, 2011

 

Lol. Bouffant petticoats ... bit before my time ... :o)
... "hand-jive" is a song from Grease ...

... but we should be okay ... as long as getting fit for gardening doesn't include having to be too "well-oiled" ;o)

8 Jan, 2011

 

lol! TT, still got plenty of "oil" left in the Xmas cupboard. Let you into a secret..those bouffant petticoats looked great, but they didnt half make you itch!

8 Jan, 2011

 

Grease is on channel E4 again tomorow ...
... yet more itchy petticoats ;o)

8 Jan, 2011

 

Tell me more, tell me more, tell me more.....................
Owww!!!!!! Electricifying!!! Not sure that this is due to the fact that we watched it, me crew in awe of the fact that I knew all the script, and lyrics - LOL!!! Or, due to the tight "pants" Tetrarch!!! :-)))))

9 Jan, 2011

 

I often wonder, when trying to perform all the oldies myself and the young look on with mouths and eyes wide open..if they are thinking "Wow" or "Ow"...I have a strong feeling when I throw my not inconsiderable weight around that its the latter!! LOL

10 Jan, 2011

 

I watched it again too..loved it,..Oh,those outfits..and Oh,Oh,those summer nigh...ites!!.I remember those petticoats as well,I wore 2 of them together..one white,and one multi coloured ..did you dip them in a bit of starch to stiffen them? I must have looked like a Parachute..Lol,but boy,could you twirl and strut your stuff in them..despite the itchy legs...:o))))

10 Jan, 2011

 

Now THAT's a memory Bloomer..getting a clip around the ear cos I used up the best starch instead of flour starch..money was tight in those days and Mother wasnt best pleased!!

10 Jan, 2011

 

NO PHOTOS YET BUT WORKING ON IT.
MY SISTER AND I SAT IN THE BATH WITH OUR PETTICOATS - IN HEAVILY SUGARED WATER!!! OKAY IF YOU DIDN`T GET CHASED BY WASPS!!!!

12 Jan, 2011

 

Good luck, Jean with the photos...

can imagine you and your sister trying to avoid the wasps !

Tetra / Bloomer ...
parachutes ?? ... best starch ??

Wow, what a life you've led...LOL.

12 Jan, 2011

 

We knew all about the good life long before the TV programme..sorry,I shouldn't be speaking for Tetra,but she seems as though she did too..:o)

12 Jan, 2011

 

Lol. Bloomer :o) x

12 Jan, 2011

 

Dont forget the high life too Bloomer! Great weren't it!

12 Jan, 2011

 

love this Tt - rich dark bark contrasts well with the deep green leaves and then whiter than white flowers. What does it smell of and would you be able to give me dimensions of growth. I have a place (wall) that it could suit quite well and I want winter blossom (especially with scent) - could it be trained up a wall from a suitably sized pot ?

11 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Giroffle ...
The blossom smells quite strongly, but not sickly.... very pleasant ...

"Dawn" is deciduous, and that's why I grow evergreens each side of her, and let the shrubs mingle together. I guess "Dawn" has reached 6 ft in places, but she hasn't grown that fast, so easy to trim to fit the shape you wish.

If in a container, it would need to be a large container which didn't dry out in the summer. My "Dawn" is south-facing, but the soil in that area stays slightly damp all year...

Another plus is that the blossoms continue to appear over several months, before and after Christmas, so a long season of interest...

I hope that answers all your questions :o)

11 Mar, 2011

 

Tt many thanks...just one further ? You say it is deciduous (sheds it's leaves/blossoms in winter) and then you say...

"Another plus is that the blossoms continue to appear over several months, before and after Christmas, so a long season of interest..."

How can this be ? Just so I understand

Thanks

12 Mar, 2011

 

Hi again Giroffle ...

There are blossoms on "Dawn" several weeks before Christmas, and then new flowers appear, on and off, all the way through till early spring... in other words ...

... flowering period October to March... with flowers emerging more during the milder spells of weather ...

So "Dawn" looks pretty, with blossom and lovely scent, for sometimes up to 6 months ....

"Dawn" is deciduous in that it has leaves through the summer months which it sheds in the autumn...

Please ask again if you still don't understand.. I don't mind :o)

12 Mar, 2011

 

...that's perfect thanks Tt

12 Mar, 2011

 

:o)))

12 Mar, 2011



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