Monday, 25 January 2016


So spring is upon us...................... maybe, not that we have really had winter. But, staying on a positive note, the catalogues have started to land on the mat, I love them, I could easily spend hundreds of pounds. I have already earmarked some new bananas (Musa).

The plan is to really plant so I don't have to dig up each autumn, but year upon year I fail. I so love the big leaves of some of my plants.

So far the arid bed seems to be surviving well, can't wait till its all uncovered, few months yet.

So on to the BIG plans!!!!!

What shall we do this year? There is not really that much left to do, is there?

I could do with training this passionflower along the wall over the gate, along the next wall then hopefully start covering the 'hopper' shed.

This decking is lethal, looks nice but its better than an ice rink. We could do with lifting it but I think this would be a major job as there are posts supporting the frame under neath sunk in concrete???

We are hoping the neighbours will be replacing the fence this year. One has completely fallen out and is proving difficult to secure Darcy in, we have all bits of wood wedged in at the moment.

Mr Darcy, never far from my side when we are in the garden.

The collapsing fence panel

The bottom patio, this is where we are thinking of putting a pergola. the passionflower has grown so well over the last few years and this gets really, really hot in the sun, so would be a great frame for the passionflower to grow over.

In the greenhouse I would like to find some LED grow lights, hopefully reducing my costs. I would also like to look at better heating, well not necessarily better, but cheaper to run.

Look at the state of this Cycas Revoluta, it makes me laugh. It flushed late and was covered with fleece, then had to be moved into the greenhouse, and because I moved it, the leaves became distorted.

The baby Cycas Revoluta

looks very like its going to flush

The loquat is growing so quickly.

Baby T-Rex, I will have a number of these available for sale this year

So now to go off, price up and decide what the project for the year will be!

1 comment:

  1. You are so ambitious. I really love looking at all your huge leafed plants.


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