Thursday, 25 December 2014

My Favourite Garden Photo's from 2014 ... Part 1!

Good Morning!
I'm back today with a few of my favourite photo's that I've taken over the past year. I have selected one from each month, which as you can imagine when it came to the Summer was quite tricky! I am sharing the first 6 months with you today and the rest will follow.
I hope you enjoy looking back with me!

My first attempt at growing an Amaryllis, I loved how big the blooms were in such a deep red colour.

How could I not include this one, not only is it the blog header but it was also featured as a Reader Photo of the month in the Garden Answers Magazine! My prize was a set of Felco Secateurs which I wouldn't be able to afford myself.

Spring Bedding provides you with a burst of bright colour on what can be rather dreary days. It certainly livened this container up!

Back in April I was drawn to this Primula, I love the bright petals edged in white. It's even blooming right now in my conservatory.

I had to share this photo with you all from May. These were my first attempt at growing Spring Onions, well my first attempt at growing Vegetables full stop. 

To finish with is a Rose that me and Andy chose last year called 'Champagne Moment', which is rather fitting considering we got engaged the same year. I also entered this photo into an online competition which led me to win a David Austin Rose.

I hope you have enjoyed this first set of photographs, why not share some of your own? I'l be back with the rest next week.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Garden Checklist ...

Good Morning!
Before we get started I'd just like to say I hadn't forgotten about posting a Checklist last week, this next part will explain why I didn't. Now that we are into Winter the Checklist's would consist of basically the same thing each week, which I felt you may find a bit boring and repetitive.

So today's Checklist is one that covers things you can do over the up - coming weeks. The blog will also be a little quieter as there isn't too much to do in my own garden but as soon as I do have something, I will share it with you all. 

1. Clean your Tools - I know you may think I am stating the obvious but now is a good time to check they are all clean and in good working order ready for next year.

2. Lists - Why not make a list of all the plants you have in your garden? That way when you are debating adding more you can see what you already have without having to go outside. You may end up reminding yourself of ones you forgot you had!

3. Seeds - Check seeds are still within use by dates, dispose of ones that aren't and donate packets that you no longer need to others. You could also repeat the list idea mentioned above.

4. Plan - If you are in the mood to be super organised why not draw a plan of your garden? That way you can decide what may go where next year along with anything that may need moving or replacing.

5. Roses - Now is a good time to decide if you would like to add any Roses to your collection. Planting bare root is also cheaper than buying them in a container for those of you that may be wanting to pinch the pennies!

6. Ventilation - Keep opening GH Doors & Windows during the day to allow fresh air in. This will also help prevent Grey Mould. Make sure you check plants daily for this as it can make an appearance really quickly.

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget you can find all the previous Checklists on the page tab above.