Gardening Blog: Celandines, Pulmonaria and Forget-me-nots

I haven’t made a great deal of progress since I started trying to get our garden back into some semblance of order. My gardening plan for 2021 as outlined in my previous gardening blog hasn’t got very far. Keep the grass neat and tidy I’ve cut the grass once with the new mower. It’s a…… Continue reading Gardening Blog: Celandines, Pulmonaria and Forget-me-nots

More daffodils

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Hi everyone. Don’t you just love daffodils? I do! If you missed my Monday post I wandered lonely as a cloud in March click the link to check it out. Today here’s another daffodil poem which I learned off-by-heart at Junior School. When I wrote “Jam for Tea” I remembered the school poetry competition. ….…… Continue reading More daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud in March!

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The special flower for March is the beautiful daffodil. The Old Farmer’s Almanac says The daffodil stands for unequaled love, so giving this flower to someone expresses quite a lot. With their bright yellow petals, daffodils seem the perfect way to say that the sun is always shining whenever your significant other is around. image…… Continue reading I wandered lonely as a cloud in March!

Why is the beautiful Taraxacum so despised?

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My garden has a wonderful collection of the Taraxacum flower. I think they are really beautiful. The bright yellow flowers brighten the garden on even the dullest day. And the seed head must be one of the finest in the world. So why is the dandelion so loathed and the number one contender for eradication…… Continue reading Why is the beautiful Taraxacum so despised?

Camellia update

The buds on my camellia are bursting open. 26 flowers at the last count and plenty of buds remaining. I shall not bother wrapping the plant in fleece for the winter ever again. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Hope you have a great May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

Is my camellia going to flower after all?

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Last year my potted camellia was swathed in fleece to protect it from the winter frosts.‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’. I erred on the side of caution and didn’t remove the fleece until May 1st. It may be May Day for you but it’s Camellia Day for me! If you read Camellia Day…… Continue reading Is my camellia going to flower after all?

Camellia Day update

Back in May, just five days before my health problems commenced, I promised an update after unwrapping my potted camellia from its winter fleece. Now I’ve returned to 3sixtyfiveblog, here’s the update! Absolutely disappointing. Not a single further bloom appeared. I downloaded the photo on this post from Pixabay but my own plant was virtually…… Continue reading Camellia Day update

It may be May Day for you but it’s Camellia Day for me!

It’s May Day: the day the fleece comes off my potted camellia. I’ve been hanging on and waiting for any last vestiges of Spring frosts to disappear before risking the fleece’s removal. I concede that my arrangement of the fleece is a little bizarre. It took two packets of clothes pegs and half a ball…… Continue reading It may be May Day for you but it’s Camellia Day for me!

‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’.

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My camellia is still swathed in sheets of fleece. I’m waiting for the early morning frosts to end. Last year I removed the fleece too soon and none of the buds flowered. The previous year I kept the camellia wrapped in fleece until the end of April and there was a profusion of blooms. I…… Continue reading ‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’.