Saturday, 31 January 2015

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - January

Hello my darlings I am rather late with this one so "Happy New Year", and it's just a quick run through of the state of play in our garden as it was in mid January.

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Indoors the hyacinth was a real joy.

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As was the Peace Lily with its yearly single flower

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The window boxes gave us some colour through a very drab month.

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Daffs are up, wallflowers are filling-out and the Nicotiana are holding on in the front border.

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While, out the back -

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The three apple trees that once were an espalier are due for a second pruning in February.

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The greenhouse is fab though it is is difficult to ventilate and is causing issues with damp.

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With seed sowing starting in earnest, it's back to the kitchen table.

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Outside the plants in containers are, so far, surviving the frosts.

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Back inside, we are over the moon that last year's Hippeastrum has a new flower forming!

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All in all, Doncaster Donny seems rather pleased.

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Poster Art on the Tube


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Hello me dears.

A Londoner cant but help but to have a love hate relationship with the Tube. One of the things I have always loved is its use of artist in the creation of its posters. There are of course many fab Art Deco examples. 
last year I was very pleased to be faced with T.F.L.'s offering, celebrating 150 years of tube travel.

Hear are a few for your perusal.

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Mind The Gap !

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

N4 The Gardens - December

Hello me dears.
Just a little post this month.There are still a surprising amount of things in flower. However with the cold, rain, wind and almost perpetual darkness I have not felt much like wandering about.

So on that somewhat negative note, lets see what jollies Harringay had to offer this month.

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Hebes are always good value this time of year.

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A chrysanthemum that managed to escape the frost.

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as did this lovely geranium (just).

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The first of the many Arum lilies (Zantedeschia) to flower in the area.

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Just outside the 'Gardens' in Harringay Road, the first blossom I have seen so far.

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This amazing Abutilon also in Harringay Road is a true joy.

There is always someone to let the side down however:

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Why ? What's it say anyway?!

Hey ho till next month me dears when we should be awash with Camellias

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The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - December

The end of another month and another year.
The equinox has past bringing with it the beginning of the end of winter.


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The violas and pansies have just started to take off and are looking fab,

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We have had a few frosts this month and with Jan and Feb to come I am sure we will get a few more.
Its so far so good with the Nicotiana.

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Both the aserinas and the scented  leafed pelargonium seem perfectly happy.

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We have started sowing seeds and putting the greenhouse to use.

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Calendula, Salvia and Penstemon.

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We loved the Agastache we grew from seed last year and hope to get it through the winter

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My nephew's first ever cutting is doing well too.

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This was our first year growing dahlias and they proved to be a real joy. 
Grown from seed, and with the move left in pots and sadly neglected,
 they have still produced a bumper crop of tubers.

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All the ' Bishops Children ' have been wrapped up and put to bed.

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Bulbs are sprouting

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and the bluebells rescued from the old garden are starting to show through.

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Osteospermum -

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Ragged, yes, but still doing their best to give a little colour.

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All in all Doncaster Donny seems quite pleased.

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There tiz then, me lovelies

Till next year.

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