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By hywel


It’s been a dry day so I’ve been tidying one of my Perspex shelters. I put all my Auriculas and Alpines in there.
There were already other things in there too, and it looks tidier now …

In another shelter, these Pachyphytums are flowering even in the middle of winter :)

I’ve got some Cyclamen that are flowering in there also :-

Plenty of other plants overwinter in there too :-

Here’s a view down the garden :-

You can see things about the place – I was in the middle of moving things around and putting them in more appropriate places.

Here are some Hellebores …

St Francis watches over my garden.
I was going to move him into shelter for the wnter but couldn’t get around to it.

In my new flower bed I planted some Snowdrops I got in a local market last week, and a Dicentra and Liatris …

… and a new yellow rose I got in a 99p shop …
and I pushed some creepers in between the bricks, to fill out in the summer :)

Bella enjoyed herself in the garden …

And on the shed roof …

And on the road …

And on top of a fence …

I hope you are all enjoying the (slowly) lengthening days :o)

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It all looks fab Hywel i love sorting through all the succulents at this time of year. I see your raised bed is filling up nicely too. :-)

4 Feb, 2016


You seem to be quite organised Hywel ! Such a lot of plants ! You have quite a collection there !
Bella has definitely settled in well now, hasn't she !

4 Feb, 2016


What a useful area your shelter is, Hywel, and looks very organised. Bella, as usual, is looking lovely and very lively, here, there and everywhere :)

4 Feb, 2016


You've got a grand selection of flowers there Hywel. I do like that little standard lonicera in the garden - how long did it take to train it like that? It was funny to see that St Francis has water in his basket - he can give the birds a drink, which should please him!

Bella looks magnificent on the shed roof in her long winter bib. Ro has one too and it is too long for her to be able to lick to the end of it and it gets caught in her mouth sometimes. I think she will be glad when it moults in the spring!

4 Feb, 2016


That looks like a very successful day to me!
What is it about cyclamen - whenever I see them I just smile and think how very pretty they are.
Lovely to see Bella 'exploring!'

5 Feb, 2016


lovely blog as usual Hywel. well you've named one of my succulents for me thanks.
that white cyclamen with the magenta stripe reminds me of my mum's all white one. there was always 1 flower with a stripe the rest pure white.

5 Feb, 2016


Your perspex covers were a great idea ,Hywel..and everything looks good in the shelter..I love the Hellebore's,such pretty for Bella,she is looking so lovely,and the mistress of all she surveys :o) I bought a White Dicentra a couple of years ago,and it does really well.I moved it into partial shade last year,and it flowered most of last summer..I hope yours does too...x

5 Feb, 2016


Thank you all for your comments :)

Steragram, The standard tree was once a bush. I just cut the lower branches off to expose the stem.

Seaburngirl, the full name of the succulent is Pachyphytum clavifolia.

Thank you Sandra. I had lots of Dicentras but they seem to have disappeared. I hope to get more soon :)

5 Feb, 2016


The lighter days are coming,yay!!! its grand to keep the blinds and curtains open longer, I had a few mins checking and sorting mine in the g'house today Hywel, they didn't really need any attention but it does me good, anyway I like to go have a chat with them, lol, I have some flowering as well and one of my little alpines has come out this week, I didn't get my auricullas out of the garden but think they are ok .
.Your Hellebores are lovely, only two of mine are out, both creamy ones, no signs of the dark ones budding up but plenty of time yet, its nice to see Bella is still keeping an eye on things for you, my company is always Toffee, I think the others are too lazy, even Brynner doesn't stay out with me....

5 Feb, 2016


Lovely views, beautiful Bella, pretty plants, fantastic St. Francis ... added to GoYpedia :o)

6 Feb, 2016


Hywel - a lovely blog and so much colour - it is great to see that Spring is on its way - our catkins are out on the Hazel - a sure harbinger (spelling)!! of Spring - Bella is gorgeous - lovely pictures - Jane

6 Feb, 2016


Hywel, the very dark hellebore and the pink one that you gave me are both flowering this year.

6 Feb, 2016


Lovely tidy shelter Hywel and some super plants, your new area will be a treat when it is all in flower, love the Hellebores the pink ones are gorgeous, talking of gorgeous great to see Bella enjoying the view :o)

7 Feb, 2016


Thank you all for your comments :o)

Steragram I am pleased to hear about your Hellebores :o)

8 Feb, 2016


That is a lot of bits and bobs Hywel. Like you my Hellebores are in flower. They are such great plants. Nice to start buying plants for the new season. :0)

9 Feb, 2016


Thank you Linda :)

10 Feb, 2016


Thank you Sheila. I wrote a blog about how I built that flower bed. You missed it but it's still on my blog page if you'd like to take a look :) It's called 'Before and After'

12 Feb, 2016


They may be glad to get rid of me for a while lol ... or I may be glad to get rid of them :o) so perhaps I'll turn up on your doorstep one day :D

18 Feb, 2016


Thank you :D

18 Feb, 2016

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