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My Gardening Year

I gave up on New Year resolutions a long time ago. Too easy to make; too hard to keep.

But with the Christmas decorations back in the attic, the pine needles swept away with the Christmas tree, the Christmas cards sent off for recycling, I’m beginning to feel the shiver of anticipation that is one of the joys of being a gardener at this time of year. 309 more words

My Garden

First sight of bulbs

The best thing about January is seeing the first green tips of bulbs appearing through the bare earth. I could spend hours crouching down, scanning for a sight of these precious tiny signs of the year ahead. 137 more words


How flowers end up at your florist? Part 3

How do markets consistently ensure they have produce all year round?

Markets get their flowers direct from the growers. The markets want to maximize revenues so they want flowers being sold all through the year. 145 more words



Grape Hyacinth



Autumn? I Think not!

As I type this it’s the 13th of September… We should be looking to the start of Autumn. But Britland is looking at having the warmest day of the year so far. 217 more words



Bulbs. The ultimate in optimism. You plant this little brown, papery thing in the fall, just before the ground freezes solid and gets covered with snow, only to thaw and be rained on few months later, and you expect that little brown thing to grow into a beautiful flower? 1,115 more words