Sunday, 20 January 2013

Camellia - say Hello to 2013

On the 15th January the camellias are blooming and we have our first dusting of snow. 

A few days later, on the 18th, the world turned white and the camellia bushes disappeared under a thick white cloak. Its the 20th today, and they are still hidden under the snow - how many branches will have snapped, how many flowers will have fallen off and how many buds will be brown and frozen. Look long at the photo as there may not be many more like that.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Welcome 2013

How better to welcome a New Year than with flowers? One garden has snowdrops, winter jasmine and a red rose. The other garden has primroses, wallflowers and masses of white flowers on the Viburnum tinus. The narcissi are in bud, on stems 4" tall and daffodils are poking their noses through the grass.
This year I intend to sow a pot of something every day! Its a plan - of sorts!
31st December - Togi and Blue OSU bush tomatoes
1st January - Salad Bowl lettuce and Lemon basil
2nd January - Lyon Prizetaker leeks & White Lisbon Spring onions