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.

 photo e9f2a4ee-e98b-4154-a3f3-da2f6dae3932_zps9dzhggsf.jpg


 photo P1340424_zps53crpqcj.jpg

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

 photo P1340428 crop_zpsp8xm1qt9.jpg


 photo P1340428_zpshymozyco.jpg


 photo P1340425_zpsuj2eetom.jpg

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.

 photo P1340421_zpsayanjepy.jpg

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.

 photo P1340426_zpsq6wrnnuh.jpg

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

 photo P1340429_zpsio0gwn16.jpg

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

 photo P1340422_zpsfq6um5sv.jpg
There will be daffs too.

 photo P1340430_zpsnilqvu4n.jpg

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.

 photo P1340434_zpszjvlb5wu.jpg

 photo P1340438_zpsul4jht05.jpg

 photo P1340436_zps8vdqwem6.jpg

 photo P1340433_zps5sgw4ivo.jpg

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.

ttfn