Monday, January 25, 2016
|Done, done, done… I always like it at this point. I wonder if I should stick to low planting ? Grasses and ground cover …have to think about that ...|
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
|Marmalade making was the order of the day , actually two days . The pith and pips had an over night soak in a little muslin bag in the pot last night.|
Today they have been bubbling away for hours and hours , while I tested with spoonfuls on chilled plates in the fridge.
I used Nigel Slatter's recipe : Nigel Slater's marmalade recipes | Life and style but with Texas red grapefruit , lemons and heirloom navel oranges.
I think the forecast is for rain all week so I'll have to hunt out more jars …
Friday, January 15, 2016
|I checked last years January bloom day ; and I have more blooms this year !|
Though maybe a bit behind . Hamamelis 'Jelena' is just now starting to unfurl.
|Hamamelis 'Primavera' ...first bloom|
|The two Arctoataphylos' St Helens and 'Austin Griffths' are full of blooms ...I've only just noticed !|
|Which is which ? I can't remember .|
|And this little troop of Cyclamen coum has been blooming since last month under the huge Juniper tree out front. I wonder if I should divide them this year?|
And for many more January blooms visit: Carol May Dreams Gardens.
Monday, January 11, 2016
|I did snap the same scene after our snow day a week ago.|
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
|I didn't get any further than the A's , except Silybum , somehow. I think this will be it for me this year …maybe.|