Saturday, 28 February 2015

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - Febuary

Hello me dears. Here we are again and again with a rather late posting.

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A cold and wet month, so we start indoors with the Hippeastrum and its second year flowers.

Outside everything is hanging on, and the window boxes are still giving us colour.

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The roses have been pruned.

While out the back we have seen the very first of the Spring colour.

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and we are looking forward to see a lot more in the months to come.

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In the greenhouse.

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Roll on March.

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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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