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Spring Is Icumen In !


The end of February draws nigh and my garden is in recovery mode! For a brief time, a few tenuous rays of sunshine with an actual warmth value ventured into my garden yesterday. The cats were straight outside grooming themselves!

But Oh woe! My glorious mimosa’s foliage looks very brown and grey. It picked up remarkably last year after the one or two brief ice events of 2008-2009, but this year I really wonder if it can manage to pull through.
The full spread of the acanthus was similarly decimated, although I can definitely see that it is making valiant efforts to sprout new growth already.
I’m wondering if this year I should be brave and separate the body of the main plant and relocate new shoots to the edges of the garden rather than the middle?
I’m sure there are numerous GOY members with similar stories from this Winter! Perhaps what we need are garden-sized environment domes..?

Possible projects for this year:

  • set up some raised flower beds for my mother who has recently come to live with us
  • invest in the services of a tree surgeon to reduce the overshadowing by trees from other gardens ( we have huge limes and horse chestnuts in the adjacent council/housing association properties)…I know, I know, don’t say it…Does anyone know someone with a giant crane?
    Love and Peace to All

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i look forward to updates on your new projects..:o)

25 Feb, 2010


I'm pleased you had some 'warm' sunshine and I hope your plants recover from the winter damage. It has been really bad this year.

26 Feb, 2010

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