Cases of manure contamination are still cropping up see here so it's still important to take care when acquiring supplies. This is especially important in areas where Forefront weedkiller is available.

Garden Direct are offering a range of autumn plug plants

Harrod Horticultural are offering 10% discount 'til 31 August on Harrod Horticultural arches and pergolas quote ARC10 at the checkout. They also offer extra value saver packs of various types of netting

Wednesday, January 9

Awakening in the Garden?








Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

18 comments:

  1. Great to see new shoots again. I love hellebores, the colours are so varied but soft and "vintagey" looking I think! xx

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    1. It's just a pity they hang their heads, Debbie and you can't appreciate them fully

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  2. I don't remember seeing quite so many signs of spring so early before, I hope the cold snap we're forecast doesn't harm everything.

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    1. I've just checked back on last years photos at this time, Jo and things are about the same except that buds were frosted. In fact I went back a few years and found similar. I think often our minds play tricks on us.

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  3. Sue, these photos are great! It's amazing that spring is really knocking at your garden's door. What is the temperature in your city now? It looks that it's quite warm for a winter. What is the tree with those white hanging 'strings'?

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    1. At the moment 9:30 it is 1.3C Dewberry. It was milder last week but generally our temperatures haven't been high. Last months average high was 13.1C and average low was -3.8C

      The plant with the catkins is a garrya.

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  4. Your blog makes my fingers itch for a spade or seeds. Unfortunately, here in Canada, we're swamped with snow, so no gardening at all! :( I hope for spring to come, but it's hard when winter is, technically, my favourite season! Ah, contradictions!!!

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  5. Lovely photographs, I think my garden is still asleep.

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    1. YOu may be surprised if you poke around a little, Jo

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  6. You can almost see them waking up and stretching… Thanks for joining us at Wordless Wednesday Bloggers! www.wordlesswednesdaybloggers.blogspot.com Be sure to sign up on our site to get an email notice when the next WWB is live.

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    1. I'll do that, Jennifer although I may not always have a suitable post

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  7. What are the plants with the droopy catkin-like things?

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    1. It's a garrya, Mark. We had a huge one growing up a fence where the summerhouse is now. This one was a cutting that I trained into a tree shape It's now about 15' high. Unfortunately for the rest of the year it is quite boring although it is evergreen

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  8. That's really beautiful! What tree is that? Hanging all over....

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  9. Stunning garrya, do you grow anything through it to extend the season? Am envious of your hellebores, I seem to have inherited two, both sad specimens that I hope to revitalize by moving.

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    1. Being trained as a tree shape, the garrya pops up behind another bush - spotted laurel I'm afraid - so sort of fades into the background in spring/summer

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