My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Rode Hall visit 2020

For my birthday this year mum, daddy and I went to Rode Hall in Cheshire to see the snowdrops and other flowering plants and shrubs. I’d said that as long as there was no snow I was happy to go. However, it was very cold! The snowdrops and hellebores didn’t disappoint though and I have a few pictures for you.

Wordless Wednesday- Early February in my garden



I don’t remember them being this small but it’s likely that I’ve forgotten! It’s lovely to see new things coming into flower especially in this stormy weather. Fortunately apart from one branch falling off a tree we’ve not really been affected

Snowdrops at last

I thought they had rotted or been eaten but I should have remembered that plants/bulbs in my northern garden are never as far ahead as the south. So I’m very pleased to have found some flowering when I was out just now tidying up again. I keep thinking I’ve finished tidying but I don’t think I ever will. It’s a bit cold for me really (not good for my chest) but I was glad to be outside. I really miss it in winter. So here are the snowdrops I’ve found. A bit small I know but better than nothing and I’m definitely going to get more next year

Wordless Wednesday – hellebore

Wordless Wednesday – Heather

Happy New Year 2020

Happy new year everyone! It seems to have come round so quickly! Just sharing a photo of our witch hazel plant that’s in bud – I love seeing things in bud. This is the best picture I could get

Christmas 2019

We’ve finally decorated our first tree, it’s artificial but I really like it! We also have a Christmas cactus in flower. Pictures below.

Wishing all my readers a lovely Christmas and happy new year. Thanks for following this year!

Wordless Wednesday – Christmas rose

Happy 1st December!

Apologies first of all for my lack of blog posts lately, life has just been too busy. However, apart from more leave collection and compost spreading (I thought I’d finished but the heap fell over) the garden is ready for winter.

This morning it’s very frosty and looks quite pretty, not sure my pictures do it justice though.