Rain, Mud, More Rain and finally Snowdrops…..

A lot of Weather.

The Weather people are telling us that January 2014 has been one of the wettest on record, and I’m inclined to agree. We’ve only had 6 days of this year so far without any rainfall, the ground in my garden is sodden, and now I’m seeing small pools of water forming after each downpour, today I set about prodding these areas with a big fork in the hope I can drain some of the wet away.

I think all this cold water sitting in my soil has had an effect on my Winter and Spring Bulbs, I’m seeing lots of pictures appearing on the internet of big bunches of Snowdrops in full flower, however my plants are only just getting going.

My biggest Bunch of Snowdrops so far.
My biggest Bunch of Snowdrops so far.

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Autumn Alpine Show & Pocket Plants 2012

Autumn Alpine Show and Pocket Plants

Oxalis Massoniana

Yesterday I visited my first ever Alpine Society Garden Show, it took place at a school in Loughborough and consisted of nurseries selling plants, bulbs, books and other paraphernalia and a flower & Plant show where growers compete against other for silverware and awards.

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Bulbs in pots

Bulbs in pots

I consider myself to be quite experienced in growing most types of plants, but I have never really got that involved with those plants that are considered to be Alpines.  Earlier in the year I joined the Alpine Garden Society mostly because it has an excellent seed list for members, but also because I discovered it had a local group that had monthly meetings near to where I live and I’ve been looking for a decent Gardening Club to attend for ages now.

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