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Apple Blossom Time: GBBD, February 2018

It’s Apple Blossom time in my Maine garden. No, I’m not talking about apple trees blooming outside my windows. I don’t have any apple trees growing in my garden; and if I did, their bloom time would still be months away. 169 more words


In a Vase on Monday: Short Changed and Blue

Such a simply put together vase was not my intention for today; however, using these hyacinths, my 10p each bargains from a month ago, was. Purchased and planted on 17th December, I think they were a little confused about the season due to sitting outside in a partially sheltered garden centre display for a number of months; I kept the six bulbs I bought (3 blue, 3 pink) in a cold room in semi-darkness for a couple of weeks but suddenly found flower spikes on some so moved them immediately into the light. 528 more words


In a Vase on Monday: ta dah!

Last Monday I shared my Amaryllis bulb with you. At that point it was in bud, full of promise.

Now look at it!

A cheeky vase to share with… 31 more words

A Beast Amongst the Blossom

I treated myself to 3 hippeastrum/amaryllis bulbs from my favourite discount supermarket Aldi a couple of months ago, the £2.49 price tag justifying the triple purchase and allowing me to have a group planting of the same variety in one big pot (take note that I said… 80 more words


Saturday smile: blooming

I spent £2.50 on a pleasingly fat, brown, papery bulb before Christmas. I knocked the compost off and sat it on top of a Vase of water allowing the roots to reach the water. 42 more words

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