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Gardening blogs from Jan 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon

It's worth a look at the moon tonight, just coming up and it's huge!!!

16 comments

dawnsaunt

31 Jan, 2018
Dawnsaunt

Amaryllis Planting and Care

I may have done a similar blog to this one over the years but as many people get...

12 comments

balcony

31 Jan, 2018
Balcony

Visitors in the garden.

A year or so ago this mother roo regularly jumped our fences. She had plenty of grass...

9 comments

Marguerite

31 Jan, 2018
Marguerite

In Bloom

I bought this Amaryllis in our local market for £1.00 not expecting it to flower...

7 comments

marjories

31 Jan, 2018
Marjories

What is your favourite view or landscape?

At this rather dreary time of year when we have had more than our share of greyness...

16 comments

wildrose

30 Jan, 2018
Wildrose

Back again

Well, I'm back again after more than a year. Last year has been an eventful year...

10 comments

Marguerite

30 Jan, 2018
Marguerite

New house...new garden!!

Hi all. I have not been on this site for some time now. I originally was called cosmosjane....

9 comments

harryvin

29 Jan, 2018
Harryvin

Roses in January!

Roses in January! A week ago I first saw this rose flowering but I didn't take a...

8 comments

balcony

28 Jan, 2018
Balcony

Anemone Nemorosa

I would really like to have swathes of wood anemone growing under my trees and over...

27 comments

dawnsaunt

28 Jan, 2018
Dawnsaunt

Been in the garden today. Yippee!

I finally got into the garden today to do proper work. The beds are all showing the...

17 comments

seaburngirl

28 Jan, 2018
Seaburngirl

What's your Winter pond like?

Several posters here have mentioned "grey skies". Quite a few of you have said that...

11 comments

eirlys

28 Jan, 2018
Eirlys

Primrose Update !

Hi everyone ! First of all I just want to thank you for all your comments, but just...

7 comments

rose1949

26 Jan, 2018
Rose1949

Mid-Winter Garden Highlights

Hello friends :) I made these pictures into a Collage, but I felt they were pretty...

14 comments

cottagekaren

26 Jan, 2018
Cottagekaren

Small visitors

My daughter in California has bird feeders all over, including one in the middle...

6 comments

hank

25 Jan, 2018
Hank

A regular visitor.

At about 11.30 to 12.00 every day this chap strides in to the garden. He heads straight...

23 comments

seaburngirl

24 Jan, 2018
Seaburngirl

Primroses

I have given up my allotment as my husband cannot help me anymore and I need to be...

14 comments

rose1949

24 Jan, 2018
Rose1949

Woodland January Gems

Nice to see a few beauties braving mid winter. Lonesome Crocus Lamium galeobdolon Primula...

19 comments

dawnsaunt

23 Jan, 2018
Dawnsaunt

The veg patch.

You may remember that my 'beloved' OH re did the fruit cage so I had a veg cage instead....

14 comments

seaburngirl

21 Jan, 2018
Seaburngirl

Bulbs !

At last I have been able to plant my bulbs ! This is the latest I've ever done it,...

31 comments

hywel

21 Jan, 2018
Hywel

Injured!

Hello friends! Yesterday, while out walking the dog, I ended up flat on my back on...

27 comments

cottagekaren

21 Jan, 2018
Cottagekaren

It’s that time of year.. (tip off)

Anybody who has a wilko/Wilkinson’s near by. They’re just started restocking spring...

8 comments

dandanspondpage

21 Jan, 2018
Dandanspond..

The Power of Floodwaters

You might remember late in 2015 and going in to 2016 there were some terrible floods...

16 comments

cottagekaren

19 Jan, 2018
Cottagekaren

Paradise Gardens

If you're going stir crazy and up to your armpits in snow, you may like to watch...

6 comments

AndrewR

19 Jan, 2018
Andrewr

If you don't ask, you don't get !

I wrote a blog recently, saying how disappointed I was that my favourite Fuchsia...

31 comments

hywel

18 Jan, 2018
Hywel

January Joy

Here are plants busy in my garden at the moment. At this dark time of the year, they're...

19 comments

Janey

18 Jan, 2018
Janey

Bad weather here in the north.

Well, my niece lives in Moffat in the Borders and had to stay with my sister in Glasgow...

21 comments

linda235

17 Jan, 2018
Linda235

Barbara's Retirement Garden(s)

This is my first go at a gardening blog. I had a nice private message wondering what...

14 comments

barbarak

16 Jan, 2018
Barbarak

Chilly days and Dark Skies

....how sad my garden looks. It feels neglected and miserable. Bit like me really,...

20 comments

new_at_this

16 Jan, 2018
New_at_this

Feeling very disappointed :(

I always order Fuchsias in January from a nice nursery in Lydney Glos, but this year...

19 comments

hywel

15 Jan, 2018
Hywel

Joys of January.

Yes, I agree, there aren't many are there? Today has been the exception to the rule....

16 comments

wildrose

14 Jan, 2018
Wildrose

Happy New Year to all my GOY friends !

May not have been on here recently , but have not forgotten any of you ! I have...

19 comments

rose1949

13 Jan, 2018
Rose1949

Joy in the conservatory.

I have several plants that live all year round in the conservatory. But my favourites...

16 comments

seaburngirl

13 Jan, 2018
Seaburngirl

Changws

As some of you know I’m currently a university student (just about to start second...

9 comments

dandanspondpage

11 Jan, 2018
Dandanspond..

A Walk Up Craigowl Hill

This is Craigowl, taken on 17th January last year from my back garden, using zoom. Neither...

14 comments

cottagekaren

11 Jan, 2018
Cottagekaren

Winter Horses

I found some photos of horses as I was looking through my computer, that we pass...

29 comments

hywel

10 Jan, 2018
Hywel

My favourite plants in 2017

My favourite flowers are usually the ones I can see at the time. Trying to cut the...

17 comments

scotsgran

8 Jan, 2018
Scotsgran

9 of my favourites of 2017..

Don't mind saying it did take some sorting as there really are so many ..First and...

20 comments

lincslass

7 Jan, 2018
Lincslass

Orchids

I love orchids,does anybody have a favourite species that they could recommend with...

7 comments

marjories

6 Jan, 2018
Marjories

Trees 5

Last Tree Blog. I will need to re-visit this later in the year as some of the photos...

16 comments

dawnsaunt

6 Jan, 2018
Dawnsaunt

Trees 4

Here are a few more of my trees :-) Acer davidii George Forrest (snake bark maple) Betula...

14 comments

dawnsaunt

6 Jan, 2018
Dawnsaunt

Trees 3

So here is part 3 of my Trees Popular candicans Aurora Cornus Rutgan Stellar Pink Cornus...

19 comments

dawnsaunt

6 Jan, 2018
Dawnsaunt

My last year's favourite plants.

It might be more of a question of ' What have I got decent photographs of? ' but...

25 comments

wildrose

5 Jan, 2018
Wildrose

**MY TOP 9 !! PLANTS OF 2017**

I thought I had better take part, have discovered just how difficult it was to narrow...

20 comments

Dottydaisy2

5 Jan, 2018
Dottydaisy2

My best 9 garden performers

Oh Dotty, what a difficult job this has been, finding the ones that have performed...

19 comments

shirley_tulip

5 Jan, 2018
Shirley_tulip

2017 in 12 Monthly shots

Further to DottyDaisy2’s blog, I thought it about time I took a look back at the...

22 comments

cottagekaren

5 Jan, 2018
Cottagekaren

My choice of 9

It took a while, but I managed to whittle it down to these... The Emperor of Prussian,...

13 comments

waddy

5 Jan, 2018
Waddy

Trees 2

Here is part 2 of my trees, photos taken during the year. Our woodland which we planted...

30 comments

dawnsaunt

5 Jan, 2018
Dawnsaunt

My 9 Best Performers/favourites 2017 courtesy of Dotty

1. Alstroemeria Indian Summer shines out in the border 2. Hemerocallis Canadian...

11 comments

daylily

5 Jan, 2018
Daylily

my top 9 of 2017

Like many of you cutting it down to just 9 is really hard. Snowdrops and hellebores...

15 comments

seaburngirl

4 Jan, 2018
Seaburngirl

Here are my favourite plants 2017

Further to Dotty's Blog, here are a few of my 2017 highlights. Have to include Snowdrops...

19 comments

dawnsaunt

4 Jan, 2018
Dawnsaunt