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Our gardens 2020

Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by Charity, Feb 23, 2020.


  1. Charity

    Charity Endangered Species

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    Hallo Gardeners

    Doesn't it make you feel good seeing things starting to spring up now, especially with the terrible winter we're having and I know it must be awful and very sad for those who's gardens are under water.

    I thought it was time we opened the thread for this year. We had some wonderful photos of everyone's gardens through the seasons last year. So, what jewels are popping their heads up or surprising you in your garden at the moment, big or small. If you're a new gardener, we'd love to see what you're doing in your garden as well.

    The cheeriest thing in February has to be...daffodils
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    Hyacinths
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    Grape hyacinth
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    A little cyclamen has self seeded in the wall by our steps
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    I've even had two rose buds appear on different plants, one white, one red, since just before Christmas, this one has bloomed and is now dying off.
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    Even last year's summer bedding which was still looking good after summer ended, so I left it, has stood the winter weather and continued flowering
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    We've also got celandine which is now almost finished and primroses, which seem to come out nearly all year round in the garden, and lungwort and forget-me nots are just beginning to flower. What a confusing season it is.
     
  2. westie~ma

    westie~ma ~ In my shed ~
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    Your daffs are very cheery. Lovely to have colour already in your garden.

    Today, my big dead tree is being felled. Very sad but it needs to go, been having nightmares in this bad weather.
     
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    Outside I have hyacinths appearing.

    Inside my orchid is full of flower and some apple seeds I planted on my birthday have all come up bar one, so for as long as they all keep on growing I've got to decide what I'm doing with 4 trees! :Woot
     
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    westie~ma ~ In my shed ~
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    I pass this pot multiple times a day on my way to the garage. We recently moved to this house (Oct) the previous owners left us several garden pots (we didn't ask for them, they just left them). This one is just so cute, it cheers me up no end, especially as I thought they were just full of soil, so glad I left them (there is a matching pot but the blooms on this one are better).
     
  5. Lurcherlad

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    Take up Bonsai! ;)
     
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    My tree is down now I need to sort the wood pile out :D

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    For storage (house stuff while we renovate, then garden bits) we are having a new shed but need to create a base for it, remains of old shed complete with tree stump :rolleyes:

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    I'm relocating the boxwood and a few other shrubs. Hoping that the bigger base than originally planned will allow me to have a spot to put some outdoor furniture as its a sunny spot there
     
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  7. George Duke-Cohan

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    I am new to horticulture but I love it. I am so happy that we are slowly coming out of this horrid weather into nice blue sky's and warm temps. I must say though that your flowers are looking so good for being this early on. I have to redo my garden well more like demolishing it and then rebuilding.

    I am super excited for this season as I am sure it will be great!
     
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    A few shots of colour in the garden thus far:

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  11. Charity

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    Our garden is a mess so no pics yet. But my OH has been getting all the veggies started. Our kitchen is full of mini greenhouses protecting our plants from tonks.

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  13. George Duke-Cohan

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    They are so cool, and the plants look like they are doing well. Hopefully it will be a good summer.

    Here is a pic of my plants I am growing 9n my window shelf. I am needing to start my herb garden backup and get the strawberry seeds sowed.

    Got to work hard to feel the benefits.
     

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    Spent some time out in the sunshine today and cut the grass and trimmed the edges.

    A few more plants ....

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    Bellis bought the other day to go with the Nandina

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    Perennial Wallfowers

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  15. George Duke-Cohan

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    Looking really nice out there. Today is another lovely day, and after the PM putting a "lockdown", perfect time to work on the garden.
     
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    Did my lawns this week, lots of moss unfortunately.

    Put down some tarp to blackout the brambles that are trying to take over. Trying to decide where to put the compost bin.

    Sprayed weedkiller on the paths and driveway.

    We have now moved the boxwood and a rhododendron hopefully not shocked them too much :rolleyes:

    As of today I have my washing line back in action. Been drying indoors since we moved here but now the weather is better its lovely to be pegging out.

    Got myself a rose bush to plant so will do that next week. Bought it before the world tipped on its axel.

    Lots of weeding to do, the borders are untidy so will re-edge and weed.
     
  17. George Duke-Cohan

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    Sounds like that will keep you busy. The weather took a turn for the worst, but Friday will be nice.

    Hope to see some pics later on, be nice to see what you do with the rose bush.
     
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  18. Charity

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    Had to go out and water some pots this morning, its been dry and warmish for several days now so they needed a drink.

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    I've been tidying up this 'dump all the crap' area this week. I had the evergreen thing chopped down over the winter in readiness for greenhouse going up, but that's obviously not currently possible. So I'm thinking I might do... something... with the area food-wise this year. I still need to weed the bit of paving nearest the house and beyond the hay barrow.
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  20. George Duke-Cohan

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    Looks good! Can't wait to see what it turns out like. It is getting cold now, but as long as there is light then we all can keep gardening.

    Cute dog btw.
     
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