My garden has a wonderful collection of the Taraxacum flower. image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/dandelions-spring-yellow-hill-3404750/ I think they are really beautiful. The bright yellow flowers brighten the garden on even the dullest day. image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/dandelion-pollen-nature-grass-3344544/ And the seed head must be one of the finest in the world. image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/nature-dandelion-macro-close-3092555/ So why is the dandelion…… Continue reading Why is the beautiful Taraxacum so despised?
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
I’m what you might call a “fair weather” gardener. In other words, I only enjoy gardening when the sun is shining. I’ve no interest in gardening in the pouring rain or when a gale is blowing. Or even a shower or a strong breeze. Consequently, my gardening can be a bit erratic. As you probably…… Continue reading Time to get back in the garden
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?
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’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!
I found a couple of half-used packets of seeds in the garage yesterday. And there was a nice empty space in one of the large containers at the side of the house. So, I just shoved the seeds in, gave them a dash of water and now I’ll sit back and wait for a splash…… Continue reading Two plants for a cheap and easy splash of summer colour.
On Saturday, I cut the grass for the first time this year. I wouldn’t go so far as to call our grass a lawn as it’s full of moss and and other assorted plant life. It’s just a patch of cut grass for the garden chairs when the weather is warm enough for sitting out…… Continue reading 4 easy-to-grow garden flowers that didn’t cost a penny!