End of Month View of the Garden. End of December 2017


End of Month View of the Garden. End of December 2017

With thanks to Steve at The Glebe House Garden Blog for hosting this Meme.

It’s the end of December and also the end of 2017, my gardening time has been seriously hampered by grisly weather and a grisly persistent cold.

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A Visit to Hodsock Priory – Sparkling Snowdrops And Sumptuous Scents


I was recently invited to attend The Hodsock Priory event to launch the 2017 snowdrop season.

I have never been able to attend before so I made sure this was going to be the year I visited.

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This is the 26th consecutive year that the snowdrop event has been held.

The event runs daily 10am-4pm from Saturday 4 February to Sunday 5 March 2017. Continue reading “A Visit to Hodsock Priory – Sparkling Snowdrops And Sumptuous Scents”

End of Month View of the Garden: End of January 2017


End of Month View of the Garden: End of January 2017

 

The theme of the month was how many different types of weather could be fit into one day.

Mixtures of Fog, Rain, High Winds, Sunshine, more Rain and a Flurry of Snow were included.

Rainfall was 57.9 mm which was surprisingly less than previous years, although it certainly felt like we have received more.

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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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