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.
Indoors the hyacinth was a real joy.
As was the Peace Lily with its yearly single flower
The window boxes gave us some colour through a very drab month.
Daffs are up, wallflowers are filling-out and the Nicotiana are holding on in the front border.
While, out the back -
The three apple trees that once were an espalier are due for a second pruning in February.
The greenhouse is fab though it is is difficult to ventilate and is causing issues with damp.
With seed sowing starting in earnest, it's back to the kitchen table.
Outside the plants in containers are, so far, surviving the frosts.
Back inside, we are over the moon that last year's Hippeastrum has a new flower forming!
All in all, Doncaster Donny seems rather pleased.
Saturday, 31 January 2015
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.
Mind The Gap !
Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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.
Hebes are always good value this time of year.
A chrysanthemum that managed to escape the frost.
as did this lovely geranium (just).
The first of the many Arum lilies (Zantedeschia) to flower in the area.
Just outside the 'Gardens' in Harringay Road, the first blossom I have seen so far.
This amazing Abutilon also in Harringay Road is a true joy.
There is always someone to let the side down however:
Why ? What's it say anyway?!
Hey ho till next month me dears when we should be awash with Camellias
The end of another month and another year.
The equinox has past bringing with it the beginning of the end of winter.
The violas and pansies have just started to take off and are looking fab,
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.
Both the aserinas and the scented leafed pelargonium seem perfectly happy.
We have started sowing seeds and putting the greenhouse to use.
Calendula, Salvia and Penstemon.
We loved the Agastache we grew from seed last year and hope to get it through the winter
My nephew's first ever cutting is doing well too.
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.
All the ' Bishops Children ' have been wrapped up and put to bed.
Bulbs are sprouting
and the bluebells rescued from the old garden are starting to show through.
Ragged, yes, but still doing their best to give a little colour.
All in all Doncaster Donny seems quite pleased.
There tiz then, me lovelies
Till next year.