wendyswonderlandgarden

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

Tag: Planting

Late November 2022 in my garden

It’s late November, we’ve had thanksgiving and are heading towards Christmas quickly, how prepared are you. It seems a strange time in the garden, I still have summer flowering plants with flowers some for a second time – a Fuschia, hydrangea and Hesperantha (I think it’s changed name again but I can’t keep up).

We haven’t had any frost yet here so my dahlias are still in pots outside. This is the latest by far that they’ve been outside, usually mid October they go to their winter home – the greenhouse and I’m thinking I might put them in anyway. The fact it’s not been so cold is great for the rising heating bills as it means we haven’t really needed it much as yet but it worries me for the garden as we need the proper seasons in order for plants to grow properly. So while I have some summer plants still in flower I also have the hellebores showing their buds and they are about 2 or 3 months early!

Acers in the garden

We tend to grow our Acers in pots as we can give them the soil they like (ericaceous) and also a sheltered position more easily. They are looking so good at the moment apart from a little wind damage.

Last clematis to flower for 2022

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Taken in August, this I’ve taken today

New rose – Queen Bee

My friend and I visited Fryers garden centre in knutsford last week and I got this new rose partly with some birthday vouchers, it smells lovely and fits well beside the alstroemeria of similar colours

https://www.fryersroses.co.uk

Echinops

First ever hanging basket

I’m sorry to say that I didn’t plant it and looking at the state of the basket I may not be able to use it again but I’m enjoying looking at it

Bluebell cottage garden & nursery visit 2022

After a real heatwave here in the UK the weather is much cooler today and ideal for a visit to the Bluebell Cottage garden and nursery in Dutton, nr Warrington. I’ve never been before but have bought plants in the post and was eager to see the gardens, I wasn’t disappointed, they are beautiful, so pretty and colourful with just the sort of herbaceous plants I like. I was also impressed they manage to stand up for themselves with no support. Mine certainly need staking. I took lots of pictures and here are some.

https://www.bluebellcottage.co.uk

Address
Bluebell Cottage 
Lodge Lane 
Dutton 
Nr Warrington 
Cheshire 
WA4 4HP

Telephone 
01928 713718

Map and Travel Directions
Location Info Page

Rose Hot Chocolate

Wordless Wednesday- delphinium about to flower