Friday, 31 March 2017

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - March

Spring is all about colour and our little garden certainly had that this month.

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Both 'Tete a tete' and 'Morpho' are looking fabulous in the window boxes.

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The front garden is full of promise for latter in the season. Especially the Nicotiana mutabilis under the window.

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The daffs and wall flowers coming on nicely.

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There is more colour in the main garden.

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Narcissus "February Gold".

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The cyclamen are still putting on a good show and the Anemone blanda is just about to.

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Crocus are popping up all over the place.

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Evan the indoor Hyacinths we stuck in the ground after they flowered in the house a year or so ago are looking lovely.

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New this year are three varieties of Iris reticulata which are a great joy on a dull day.

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Our old faves are making a showing too. The 'snake's head fritillary' and Anemone "De Caen"

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Most of the plants over wintering in pots have survived, battered but alive.

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29 out of the 30 Fuchsias have signs of life.

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Pelargonium, “Calliope” Dark Red

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Matthiola incana, 'Goldcut Mix

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Chionodoxa forbesei.

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All the post Winter clearing up and sorting out we did last Month has paid off and the garden has at last come into life.

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All that and we have the seedlings to look forward to too.This is one of the three surviving Canna indica seedlings. It was sown back in October and we are very proud of it.

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Till next time then me lovelies


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden -February

February is the cruellest of months and this year it was particularly true. 

Wet windy with - 5'c frosts But we still had colour.


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We have three new Iris reticulata this year, 'Harmony' is the first to flower.

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Crocuses have started to open

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Our cyclamen neapolitanum is spreading nicely and put on a jolly show all month

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Snow drops were a joy too.

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The stocks we sowed last Summer bolted. 
They have come through all the frosts buds and all.

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It looks like a lot of the fuchsias and less hardy plants have come through the winter .

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The big post Winter clear up has begun in earnest.

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and we have started to reclaim the garden from winters icy grip.

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It is already looking a lot better than it did at the start of February.

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There is still lots to be done though.

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Although it is still rather cold a spot of sunshine is always welcome.

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Time to think and plan for the Summer ahead.

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Roll on Spring !


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - January

January must be the bleakest month of the year. We have had more than our fare share of frosts this month here in London, down to all but -6'c (- 5 point 8) reported at our nearest Met Office weather station.

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Window boxes with pansies and violas work for us this time of year

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The front garden has things hanging on by their finger nails and promise for the Spring, while out the back we have cyclamen and snow drops in bud - but I have not taken a single photo this month of our main garden, which must tell the tale.

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There is a story here. Normally there are four large wheelie bins on that hard stand so most of the time we don't get chance to do much gardening or even able to see a garden here.

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If it wasn't for the bins it would catch the early morning sun as you can see.

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The wallflowers will smell fab even if we can't see them.

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There will be daffs too.

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Indoors - and following on from the gargantuan hippeastrum in last month's post - we now have "Apple Blossom" in flower, which we think rather small but is actually a more normal size and rather lovely.

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Most of our seedlings are doing well, and with the lengthening of daylight we will start sowing in earnest next month and then right up to Spring and beyond.

Please pop by and take some in May or June; gawd know what we are going to do with them all by then!

Till next month then, me lovelies.