Well here we are me dears. Christmas is over, December is all but over and a new year is about to dawn.
There is still a bit of colour in the garden but are thoughts are with the Spring.
We are so pleased with the Violas, they really cheer up a damp grey old day.
The wallflowers have settled in and daffs are already starting to poke their heads through the soil
While at the back, a few of the 200 spring bulbs are starting to stir too.
While most of the bed is fairly dormant.
Fingers crossed on the Asarina getting through Jan and Feb.
We have not had a frost yet so some things are struggling on.
There are not that many flowers on the Fuchsias but they're still a joy.
and the Pelargoniums as well.
Even the Osteospermum is giving us the odd flower.
Most of the pots are sheltering in a corner hoping to beat the frosts to come.
The Lilies have been replanted in Hils' fab terracotta pots. The second one has Violas on top which are refusing to do anything, let alone flower.
The cuttings are snug in the plastic green house.
'Doncaster Donny' is over the moon with the seeds that have just arrived in the post:
Nigella damascena 'Persian Jewels'
Linaria maroccana 'Northern Lights Mixed
Nasturtium 'Whirlybird Mixed'
Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze'
Godetia 'Lady In Blue'
Stock 'Night Scented'
Nicotiana mutabilis 'Marshmallow'
Sweet Pea 'Sugar n Spice'™
Now then, me dears, I think I might have got carried away placing the order and been a tad over-ambitious - especially with the Tropaeolum speciosum. They were all but £1 a seed, and are almost impossible to germinate. Even if I manage to get them to grow it will be five years before they flower if at all.
A busy Spring, methinks!