wendyswonderlandgarden

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

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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!

Storm Franklin

Hellebore flowering
The aftermath of the storm, a new pond. This often gets flooded and consequently I don’t know what to plant in this section

Daphne and Hellebore flowering

Daphne flowering and apparently smelling lovely too!
First hellebore to flower this year

Wordless Wednesday- first hellebore to flower

Wordless Wednesday- daphne

Snow 2020

I woke up to a little snow here today. I wasn’t expecting it even though it was forecast. Anyone who has followed me for any length of time will know I only like looking at snow, not driving in it and fortunately I don’t have anywhere to go today. I do love seeing the garden in the snow so here’s a few pictures

A real Christmas tree from previous years but a bit too heavy to bring in now
Hydrangea in the snow
Hellebore in the snow

Camellia Debbie – flowering

I planted this in the ground last year after having it in a pot since 2016 and then overwintering in the greenhouse each year. So this year is the first time it’s Peres since it’s new position and it’s so pretty. I originally bought it for a garden I was doing at one of my rental properties but couldn’t bring myself to part with it.

Wordless Wednesday- Early February in my garden

Daphne

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