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Gardening blogs from Feb 2020

Hellebores in My Garden

I might not appreciate all the rain but my Hellebores are loving it...

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lincslass

29 Feb, 2020
Lincslass

So much to do ....

I have loads of jobs in the garden waiting to be done, so I am hoping the weather...

11 comments

hywel

28 Feb, 2020
Hywel

The utterly resilient blackberry Merton Thornless!

This blackberry never ceases to amaze me. I purchased it way back in 2005 and it...

9 comments

legion

27 Feb, 2020
Legion

Several days in Scotland, snowy trip home.

Spent several days visiting family in Ayrshire, the drive up to Scotland was in the...

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kate123

27 Feb, 2020
Kate123

IMPORTANT - Plant Passports

Under EU Regulations introduced in December, all plants sold to a third party that...

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AndrewR

26 Feb, 2020
Andrewr

Fenland skies

The weather here has been quite impressive, when you can avoid the rain! According...

11 comments

honeysucklegold

26 Feb, 2020
Honeysuckle..

Amaryllis

These are the last flowers on this plant. Altogether there has been three huge blooms....

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marjories

25 Feb, 2020
Marjories

Thieving tree rats

For the last couple of years, the number of flowers on my Camellia's has declined,...

10 comments

derekm

24 Feb, 2020
Derekm

February in one very soggy garden...

Well aren't we having a wet season, I'm so lucky as I don't live in any of the flooded...

12 comments

lincslass

24 Feb, 2020
Lincslass

Signs of spring amongst the greyness.

The skies are grey and heavy but all over the garden are spring colours to cheer...

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wildrose

23 Feb, 2020
Wildrose

February almost over.

It is 3 weeks into this cold wet and miserable month. Thankfully we have been lucky...

12 comments

seaburngirl

23 Feb, 2020
Seaburngirl

The sun is shining!!!

Well the sun might be shining, but by golly the wind is howling between the sheds...

16 comments

honeysucklegold

23 Feb, 2020
Honeysuckle..

Been raining since November!

Well almost off and on here in South Wales but nature carries on this morning is...

7 comments

kidsgran

22 Feb, 2020
Kidsgran

Erodium In Cultivation (the 1992 booklet)

This is a long out of print booklet on Erodiums, created by specialty groups. It...

3 comments

bowl_you

20 Feb, 2020
Bowl_you

Two suppliers I can recommend

Too often, we are quick to criticise poor service, but I'm going to praise two online...

3 comments

AndrewR

20 Feb, 2020
Andrewr

The 'Fat Regiment'

No rain until about 3pm today, so I had a good five hours outdoors. The soil is so...

20 comments

cottagekaren

19 Feb, 2020
Cottagekaren

Pond Corner

The rockery starts at the pond and when I de couch grassed the rest of the rockery...

10 comments

seaburngirl

18 Feb, 2020
Seaburngirl

A Brief Respite from the Storms?

In the South we were forcast for more torrential rain and lashing winds but Monday...

9 comments

siris

17 Feb, 2020
Siris

Second quarter of February

This month is turning into a very variable one weather wise. But many of my plants...

9 comments

seaburngirl

17 Feb, 2020
Seaburngirl

Storm Dennis

It rained heavily in the night, the babbling brook was very high and fast flowing,...

18 comments

dawnsaunt

16 Feb, 2020
Dawnsaunt

First blog of 2020

It's been a fraught January with one thing and another, having to upgrade from Windows...

16 comments

shirley_tulip

16 Feb, 2020
Shirley_tulip

Grasses of Fire Island

Amazing how many types of grasses grow here.

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bathgate

16 Feb, 2020
Bathgate

Grasses

Hello Me again looking for advice ..... I’ve been looking at pictures online of grasses...

10 comments

dawnsaunt

15 Feb, 2020
Dawnsaunt

Supermarket Ginger Plant

Last year I grew a root of Ginger (zingiber officinale) from the supermarket. It...

15 comments

cottagekaren

14 Feb, 2020
Cottagekaren

Flowers of February

It's really cold outside, and windy too. But the sun is shining so I popped out to...

19 comments

cottagekaren

13 Feb, 2020
Cottagekaren

Beginning of February in the garden.

Along with many of you, I have been trying to shake off this nasty virus that has...

16 comments

homebird

13 Feb, 2020
Homebird

New Planting Area - Suggestions

In the Autumn we hired a digger to do some groundwork (new patio area) and to remove...

10 comments

dawnsaunt

13 Feb, 2020
Dawnsaunt

Bravely showing our untidy area!

I would like to show you our so called 'No man's land's....situated at the back of...

14 comments

meadowland

12 Feb, 2020
Meadowland

The Opposite Month....August

I try to always be planning for the opposite month of the year, so at the moment...

24 comments

cottagekaren

10 Feb, 2020
Cottagekaren

First quarter of February

Another week gone and it has been on the whole a bright but cold week. That of course...

17 comments

seaburngirl

9 Feb, 2020
Seaburngirl

Separating seedlings.

So, today I embarked on separating my hellebore seedlings-seeds gifted to me by BJS...

19 comments

kate123

8 Feb, 2020
Kate123

Fire Island: A Nautical Weekend

I can't think of a more relaxing weekend than on Fire Island. I really don't need...

17 comments

bathgate

8 Feb, 2020
Bathgate

Phew! What a DIY project.

Over the last 10 years I have posted photos of our old metal shed beside the pool....this...

24 comments

meadowland

7 Feb, 2020
Meadowland

Fern ID

Hello A question rather than a blog. John and Charlotte walked her dogs today (I...

13 comments

dawnsaunt

6 Feb, 2020
Dawnsaunt

Planting of Woodlanders

Further to earlier blog, I’ve cleared an area of the woodland to plant some woodland...

24 comments

dawnsaunt

5 Feb, 2020
Dawnsaunt

Things are getting serious......

Recently two environment activists who sought to prevent logging in the forests which...

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loosestrife2

4 Feb, 2020
Loosestrife2

Woodland Planting

We hired a digger in late autumn to do some ground works and before it went back...

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dawnsaunt

2 Feb, 2020
Dawnsaunt

Hellebore Double Ellen

In 2016 I bought a collection of ten plants, two each of Double Ellen Pink Spotted,...

8 comments

thorneyside

2 Feb, 2020
Thorneyside

February Frost

I got up to watch the Tennis final in Australia (Come on Novak!!) and was greeted...

25 comments

cottagekaren

2 Feb, 2020
Cottagekaren