The camellias are going over already, they don't last for long.
But the auriculas are coming into flower
and everything is looking promising.
I bought all white tulips
so where did those two pink ones come from!
I've spent most of the weekend in the veg garden.
We picked and ate the last of the sprouts. We've cropped steadily from the ten plants since early November, a good result! The carrots and swede are coming to an end as well.
I moved the brassica cage to the next bed and planted out fresh sprouts and red cabbage
and put the scarecrow back on watch!
I've erected a motley collection of barriers to stop the pigeons spoiling all my work. And even more problematic - there's a rabbit!
Hi Rosemary :) Beautiful photos as always! Is that a photo of the inside of your greenhouse, the picture with the auriculas? How lucky to have a greenhouse! I see one (at least one) in my future :) Your sprouts and carrots look delicious! And I love your scarecrow, does it work? I'm planning a pumpkin patch (if the snow ever melts) and I'm thinking of putting up a scarecrow, I just have visions of the crows and various birds sitting on the scarecrow laughing at me lol...ReplyDelete
I've no idea to what extent the scarecrow works, but it makes me smile! I'm hopeful that the shiny dvds that hang from the gloves are quite effective.Delete
We've got a couple of greenhouses, a tiny one that we had built onto the house and another that was added onto the garage when we rebuilt a few years ago. I love them both, great places to potter.
Camellias are so beautiful. We don't grow them here. Please explain your brassica cage. Is it to thwart cabbage moths? I love Brussel sprouts, but I'm the only one. Did you have problems with pests on the plants at all? -JennReplyDelete
The cage is to stop the pigeons eating the lot! The net doesn't keep out the cabbage whites, unfortunately, and I spend time removing caterpillars. I would make sense for me to get some netting with a finer mesh to stop that particular problem. I try to garden organically.Delete
Such a lovely garden!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Susan, it's all promising at this time of year.Delete
Love it when you post photos of your vegetable garden, I am very jealous.ReplyDelete
And I'm jealous of the sunshine you've just been enjoying, Doc! Hope you and MeMa are back on form.Delete
You have been working hard and the results are terrific. I feel like such a slacker but our weather has not been conducive for gardening.ReplyDelete
Other parts off the garden are chaotic, the borders choked with ground elder - it's definitely winning! Hope good weather comes to you soon.Delete
Wow, you are very much ahead of me in the garden. Yours looks gorgeous and I love the stone wall in the greenhouse.ReplyDelete
Yes, suddenly it is all bursting into life, especially the weeds!Delete