Good morning from a blustery North Wales. We are currently experiencing alternating sunshine and horizontal drizzle, so I’m staying put.
This white cyclamen has now come into its own. I’m hoping to be able to split these plants in the spring, ready for planting out next autumn.
I’ve tidied up the Shady Border by nipping off the ends of the clematis Montana back to a bud, and removing the dead stems and leaves from the Japanese anemones.
A general tidy of the shady patio and I decided to use the olive tree we dug out of the raised bed as a makeshift bird feeder. I’ve placed it opposite the kitchen window, giving me a good (and warm) view ready for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch (25-27 January) – you don’t have to join RSPB to request a free pack. I’ve already had blue- and great-tits at the feeder and have moved the homemade suet block nearer the centre since I took this photo. This is to help ‘my’ robin, who can now reach it to feed.
I planted up these pots with rescued narcissi from the Very Shady Border (now Compost Corner), so it’s nice to see they’re staging a comeback. I must remember to label the pots this year as I want to plant these out in the Shady Front border along with the cyclamen and 2019’s hellebores.
Hopefully these Brussels Sprouts will continue to grow and not get eaten by anything. I am considering moving them into a larger pot with some fresh compost as they must have used up every nutrient in the current pot by now.
And finally, a couple of my leeks will soon be read for harvesting. I started these of from seed around eight months ago, so it’s been a long process, but at least we won’t have a glut and can take our time and savour each one.
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