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Winter is here roll on Spring.


Well it is cold and wet outside. There is only so much I can do in the garden as the ground is damp and slightly boggy.

I spent yesterday making another willow fedge on one side of my garden boundary. This I had done last year around my compost bins and it worked quite well with over 80% of the whips taking. As it grows I can weave the new shoots into it’s self to make it look full and healthy.

Also spent time putting all the pots of bulbs/ daffodills into the ground where there are gaps in the borders. If Ive got it right there should now be plenty of colour around the garden in early spring. My wife keeps asking where all the bulbs are from last year as I keep buying more. I have told here they have been planted so we will just have to wait. By planting them this gives me reason enough to buy more to put in pots on the patio and just outside the kitchen door.

I have plenty going on behind the shed and greenhouse. All the plants that I have either grown from seed or cuttings as well as those that I have just moved and cant quite work out if I am keeping them or giving them away.

Its good to see things never stop in the garden though. Crocus are starting to poke the new leaves through the damp soil along with all the bluebells, hyacinths and daffodils. Cyclamen are growing well, Hellebores are are starting to put on lots of new growth and getting ready to flower in a couple of months.

The evergreens are doing well. I read somewhere that you should have 30% evergreens in your garden for winter interest. Obviously they dont have to be green as there are plenty of different coloured plants out there for winter interest grasses and phormiums are just a couple.

Tree ferns are wrapped for winter with their crowns stuffed and neck wrapped with fleece.

Oh and finally try and stick to your paths.

I hope everyone gets lots of gardening Christmas pressies along with plenty of dry days to get out and about in the garden.

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I enjoyed your blog very much T&T. Your garden looks lovely even on a cold and wet day like this! :~))

15 Dec, 2009


Nice blog T&T.Another "potaholic".I see.I thought I had a lot but you have beaten me:o)) You will have a lovely display anyway.Seasons greetings to you and yours.....

15 Dec, 2009


Tell me about it, i've just been and topped up all bird feeders, but my feeding station well one of them i have to cut across my grass, and its really soggy under foot, good job i dont have to go on it to often, but in this cold weather the feeders need filling about twice aweek and there quite big ones aswell.

15 Dec, 2009


Hi fellow potaholic! I see you have potfuls of plants all over the place - by the sound of it, so has Bloomer. And why not? So do I! :-)))

That 30% is an interesting one....I shall have to do an estimate of my plants.

15 Dec, 2009


glad there are more plant pot-aholics on this site. lovely blog too.

15 Dec, 2009


so many pots and little pots to, garden still looks good even though winter :o)

15 Dec, 2009


Nice blog, Treesandthings! I think, your garden will be beautiful in Spring with all those pots full of different bulbs!

15 Dec, 2009


Great stuff! You HAVE been busy!! Love the fedge idea!! Think I'll try that myself!

16 Dec, 2009

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