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Got my garden fix!


After finally shaking off the chest infection, but now recovering from our belated New Year’s Eve party last night, i decided some fresh air was called for. So after neglecting to venture into the garden, i boldly went where no-one has been for weeks. I should at this point, mention that i was proudly wearing my ‘Head Gardener’ hat that hubby bought me for christmas. Now he has no reason for questioning my methods!!

Anyway, although looking tired and unkept (that’s the garden not me – although hubby may beg to differ), i was delighted to see signs of new life. Had my legs and body been in a state to jump for joy, they would have i’m sure. The £2 clearance salvia we bought in autumn has several sets of new leaves growing, even though its been wrapped in fleece for months. Poppy’s hydrangea, so called because our house bunny Poppy’s ashes are scattered under it, lost all its flower heads and leaves and looked utterley dead, but now has 2 shoots on it. The crocus’s and narcisus bulbs are growing well in the pots, and the snowdrops have come through. There are even 2 buds racing to open. The glimpse of pure white was almost enough to make me dance, but as mentioned above, body and head not currenlty working together!

I would have shared all this excitement with you all throught the photos i intended to take, but the rain put pay to that.

Not sure at this point if some plants have been lost due to the cold snaps we’ve had. There are certainly some dodgy looking cordylines, and a lovely hebe we only bought last autumn has seen better days. Will have to wait for spring to see if they wake up.

Then i ventured into the greenhouse to check on the seeds i had planted in autumn. I’ve lost some through the effects of frost, but others look healthy enough, so overall i’m quite pleased.

By that time i was pretty much drenched thanks to the rain, as were Chloe and Oscar (cats) who had insisted on patroling the garden with me, so we all headed in.

Having made a cuppa and gone to sit in the conservatory with the papers, i had a warm, happy feeling inside. I’ve had my garden fix, and i cant wait to see what this year will bring!! :0)

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Nice blog tilly, shame about the photos, but you could still add them if you like, weather permitting! always makes it a lot more interesting...happy gardening! x

16 Jan, 2011


Pleased you are better now Tilly and that you did get in the garden even if it was only a short while, I always get help in and around the garden, or perhaps I really should say supervision from a comfy place in which to observe .....

16 Jan, 2011


Oh that's nice - a garden fix :o) Just what the soul needs at this time of year !

16 Jan, 2011


I can imagine how much enjoyment you got once you were out surveying your garden "kingdom." I hope you find most everything will have survived once spring arrives.

Good to hear you are on the better side of good health too! Pleased you had your 'garden fix'....seeing bulbs poking up is very encouraging for you.

17 Jan, 2011

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