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Gardening blogs from Jan 2017

January 2017

No New Year resolutions for me this year. I am too busy trying to catch up on last...

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scotsgran

31 Jan, 2017
Scotsgran

Warm up finally..not very warm.

We left behind the highs of 13C and lows of 3.5C...for some sun and 17C highs and...

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stan510

29 Jan, 2017
Stan510

Plenty of Winter Colour At Hyde Hall

Another January visit to RHS Hyde Hall(courtesy of our gift RHS membership from our...

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paulspatch

29 Jan, 2017
Paulspatch

Fish Need Structure

All fish love to have structure in the garden pond in which to hide or position themselves...

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loosestrife2

29 Jan, 2017
Loosestrife2

South Africa - Western Cape (3)

After a day when "rain stopped play", we were delighted to wake to bright sunshine...

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AndrewR

29 Jan, 2017
Andrewr

Cold Stratification

Whilst it is too unpleasant to go outside, I thought I would blog about the cold. Some...

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siris

28 Jan, 2017
Siris

Icey day..

Here's some photos of the ice today.. including some icicles next to the waterfall.

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dandanspondpage

27 Jan, 2017
Dandanspond..

Winter Arriving From The South

The weather here on the East Coast of Scotland has been benign since the cold snap...

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cottagekaren

27 Jan, 2017
Cottagekaren

Poinsettias died prematurely

Poinsettias died prematurely The two Poinsettias we had this Christmas have died...

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balcony

26 Jan, 2017
Balcony

The Shivery Starling Symposium

'Despite the very chilly weather, we've flown in for our Starling Symposium.' 'Heat...

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terratoonie

26 Jan, 2017
Terratoonie

South Africa - Western Cape (2)

On the third day of my holiday in South Africa, we headed south to the Cape of Good...

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AndrewR

24 Jan, 2017
Andrewr

These words could apply to all our gardens.............

(from 'The Country of White Clover') One of H.E.Bates wonderful evocations of country...

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dianebulley

24 Jan, 2017
Dianebulley

A walk filled with many surprises.? ? ?

No photographs I'm afraid. I would like to share with you the very special things...

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wildrose

23 Jan, 2017
Wildrose

Garden changes/ plans.

We absolutely love our back garden at our house and as previously mentioned had plans...

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dandanspondpage

23 Jan, 2017
Dandanspond..

Frozen...........photos.

It seems that,very unusually, we in the South Eastern corner are having lower temperatures...

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paulspatch

22 Jan, 2017
Paulspatch

The first 14

Last night the first 14 buds finnaly open It started to open around 10pm. In groups...

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Aleyna

22 Jan, 2017
Aleyna

South Africa - Western Cape (1)

Back in September, I flew off to South Africa for a holiday, my fourth visit to the...

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AndrewR

21 Jan, 2017
Andrewr

Ashfield Community Leisure Gardens or ACLG

Hi to everyone, This my first ever blog but here goes.For some years I have been...

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mick_from_aclg

21 Jan, 2017
Mick_from_a..

It;s Been A While

Hello everybody, It most certainly has been a while-over a year i think since i last...

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tony1247

20 Jan, 2017
Tony1247

Like a bomb went off over the home.

First, the whole house was lit up in a pure white light ( no deceased relatives involved...

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stan510

20 Jan, 2017
Stan510

Long Term Labels

What is the solution to labels that fade? The names of plants when written on white...

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siris

20 Jan, 2017
Siris

James Roof Junior

In my back garden I have a lovely Garrya elliptica 'James Roof', known to his friends...

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terratoonie

20 Jan, 2017
Terratoonie

**ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST**

WE HAVE AFTER MUCH DELIBERATION DECIDED TO TAKE OUT THE SECOND GRAPE VINE WHICH IS...

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Dottydaisy2

19 Jan, 2017
Dottydaisy2

Special gardening book ?!

I would love to know about your favourite gardening books-do you have a special...

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sheilabub

18 Jan, 2017
Sheilabub

The greenhouse in January

Taurman was asking about setting up his greenhouse. This is how mine is in January....

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seaburngirl

17 Jan, 2017
Seaburngirl

January

It's dark outside and drizzling again. We seem to be up in the clouds here or should...

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lindak

17 Jan, 2017
Lindak

A bit of dressmaking!!

I have been at it again...saw a pic somewhere...found a roll of wire...and I was...

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sandra

16 Jan, 2017
Sandra

From Conservatory to Sitting Room.

Following on from Dd's Conservatory Challenge, and her query about indoor (non hardy)Cyclamen. Our...

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siris

15 Jan, 2017
Siris

**CONSERVATORIES.......SHOW AND TELL**

AFTER READING SEABURNS BLOG ON HER CONSERVATORY, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO FIND...

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Dottydaisy2

14 Jan, 2017
Dottydaisy2

2017 New Year's Resolution.

DEFINATELY not to buy any more Bearded Irises. These are the reasons..... All the...

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siris

13 Jan, 2017
Siris

Mystery....for now

Some time ago my OH and I cleared one of the greenhouses. It was quite a task as...

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eirlys

13 Jan, 2017
Eirlys

The Succulent 'Garden'

This year I have really enjoyed growing succulents. I've collected quite a few over...

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cottagekaren

11 Jan, 2017
Cottagekaren

The Green and White Garden in January

There's a lot of bare mud, but the back garden still looks quite green...... And...

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cottagekaren

11 Jan, 2017
Cottagekaren

UPDATE

Hi everyone! I have not contributed to this page in a long time-mainly due to the...

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mikejardinero

11 Jan, 2017
Mikejardinero

Bananas With Hankies on their Heads....Hyde Hall part 2, photos.

As promised, here are some more photos from our visit to RHS Hyde Hall last Friday....

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paulspatch

11 Jan, 2017
Paulspatch

My conservatory and its occupants.

A few years ago now we had a conservatory built and at the time my OH said no plants!...

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seaburngirl

11 Jan, 2017
Seaburngirl

Soaking,soaking wet.

No wonder stucco houses are popular in wet climates...old wooden houses just flex...

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stan510

11 Jan, 2017
Stan510

A useful job for a winter afternoon.

I have learned Herbs do best in poor sandy soil, with the exception of Mint. They...

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dianebulley

11 Jan, 2017
Dianebulley

African Violets from leaf cuttings

African Violets from leaf cuttings I've been growing AVs for many, many years &...

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balcony

10 Jan, 2017
Balcony

When a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do

One of the highlights of the year in my garden is May when the wisteria is in flower....

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AndrewR

10 Jan, 2017
Andrewr

**THE EVERGREEN SAGA** 3!!

MOST OF THE FOLLOWING EVERGREENS ARE TOUGH AND CAN BE FOUND IN MOST GARDENS TAKE...

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Dottydaisy2

9 Jan, 2017
Dottydaisy2

Belated Christmas present

I started clearing some of the border today and the first job was to remove a self...

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seaburngirl

8 Jan, 2017
Seaburngirl

January starts well.

January has started well in as much as I have so far avoided the colds that both...

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seaburngirl

8 Jan, 2017
Seaburngirl

**EVERGREENS IN OUR WINTER GARDEN** PART 2.

THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF MY ABSOLUTE TOP TWENTY, NOT ALL SUITED TO COLDER AREAS,...

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Dottydaisy2

8 Jan, 2017
Dottydaisy2

My darling Conker ... RIP my beautiful boy x x x

Conker enjoyed a wonderful happy Christmas and New Year, playing with his toys and...

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terratoonie

8 Jan, 2017
Terratoonie

January 9th Corseside

Loving being back in work after the holidays... Started the season planting some...

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sandra

8 Jan, 2017
Sandra

Our First Visit Of 2017 To RHS Hyde Hall.(part one)

Hyde Hall is our local RHS garden and we love it there. Not been around the gardens...

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paulspatch

7 Jan, 2017
Paulspatch

Memories

As I am still having a few probs with my main pc, I thought I would put some older...

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surreylad

7 Jan, 2017
Surreylad

The Garden January 2017

I have been in the garden today mainly picking up all the leaves which have blown...

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marjories

7 Jan, 2017
Marjories

**TODAY I HAVE BEEN MOSTLY ENJOYING OUR EVERGREENS**

IT HAS BEEN SOMETIME SINCE I HAD A GOOD WALK AROUND THE GARDEN, MAINLY DUE TO A HECTIC...

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Dottydaisy2

7 Jan, 2017
Dottydaisy2