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I am with you Jaqualine

Like Jacky, sorry for familiarity with name but I cannot spell!! anyway I am with you on fleecing up, I have already covered our 4-5ft tree fern which has been fab this year although it was one we inherited again from previous owner of house, we are learning to care for planting. Last winter we made a botch job but it survived and thrived so extra care this year as for the white being it now looks like I think I will but a hat on it and make it into a snowman for winter. I did get a scare like my other half when it seemed to glow in the dark!image



  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,585



    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,995

    Does anyone else have a garden that's a garden all year or is it just me?image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,332

    Not just you Nutimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,995

    That's good chicky. I was a bit worried there image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Year round garden. A few pots go into cold frame and that's it.

    I don't buy anything that needs to be time to fuss.

    SW Scotland
  • To include our tree fern in the coming festivities I bought an orange bauble I have a hat and scarf sooooo snowman is on his way in December I will post a photoimage Might not give us such a fright every time we see it. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,769

    I'm in the process of stuffing my polytunnel with tenders. I love the contrast between the bareness of " the garden" in winter and the exhuberance in summer.

    So I spend a couple of days filling the tunnel and a couple emptying it. In the great scheme of things, it's a few days a year.. I rather enjoy it. 

    It also leaves me lots of bare soil I can smother in mulch .

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,995

    Ah, that's good Tetley. A garden is never dormant is it? Sometimes it's hidden under snow, but not for long usually. There's always something. The cyclamen, lovely leaves over winter and coum building up to flower. Looking for the first peeping snowdrops or aconites, which comes first? not always the same.

    Evergreens, coloured branches, emerging growth. It hasn't gone to bed.

    Long live the winter garden

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Gave up on tender plants a few years ago Verdun. . . . not enough time now to deal with them.

    Good evergreen structure, bulbs in ground and pots, spring blossom on lots of shrubs and lots of spring flowering plants.

    Love walking round to see what's poking through the ground or coming into bud.

    SW Scotland
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