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

Month: January, 2019

Snow in my garden

It’s one of my days off today and I had lots of plans – not sure I’ll be doing any of them. I don’t like driving in the snow and walking even less. Sadly they included replacing my boots that let the water in. Oh well, I’ll have to put up with wet feet a bit longer!

I do, however, love looking at the snow so here’s what my garden looks like today


I actually managed about half an hour in my garden weeding and tidying up and noticed these flowering. Aren’t they lovely? I’m looking for a specific snowdrop ‘Wendy’s gold’ next, but also would like some more snowdrops in general to cheer up the garden

New hellebore

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time you’ll be aware that these are my favourite winter flower. So delicate and a welcome addition to an otherwise dead garden in winter.

My local garden centre were giving 50% off any outdoor plant this month and I just loved this particular plant so coulbgt resist it for £6.50! I love the uprightness of flower, colour and the fact it’s a bit bigger than normal. No idea where I will plant it though!

Happy new year 2019!

Sorry it’s late but I wanted a picture of something flowering to join my blog and I’ve only just found it!

My camellia (Debbie), that’s the of it not my name for her has flower out. It’s lives in the greenhouse in winter only because it’s a container as I didn’t know whereabouts in the garden to plant it. They can be kept outside in winter if in the ground.

I also have hyacinths flowering and giving off a fantastic scent.