In the Garden

Pumper_Sue

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All snow drops have finished now as have a lot of daffs. Crocuses are out now in small batches. Anything else has their winter woollies on due to hail, sleet and snow today. I've spotted a few garden snails wearing a snorkel due to the liquid sunshine we have in abundance.
 

nonethewiser

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A mire would best describe our garden. Had clear out last year planting new shrubs, some look ok others not so. Planted them late summer so lesson learnt, spring would have been better time to give them time to establish.
 

Northerner

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A mire would best describe our garden. Had clear out last year planting new shrubs, some look ok others not so. Planted them late summer so lesson learnt, spring would have been better time to give them time to establish.
Hope they all survive and thrive :) I'm pretty sure a large proportion of the daffodil bulbs I planted have failed, as there are far fewer poking through than I would have hoped for, but you never know I suppose I will find out in the coming weeks! :)
 

grovesy

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Hope they all survive and thrive :) I'm pretty sure a large proportion of the daffodil bulbs I planted have failed, as there are far fewer poking through than I would have hoped for, but you never know I suppose I will find out in the coming weeks! :)
I find they flower at differnt times in my garden, my front garden can flower up to 4 weeks before my back garden.
 

Northerner

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I find they flower at differnt times in my garden, my front garden can flower up to 4 weeks before my back garden.
There's certainly a big variation in the amount of sunlight my front and back gardens get at this time of the year - east-facing at the back and west facing at the front, but the sunrise isn't high enough in the mornings to get far above the houses/trees before it starts moving round to the front of the house by late morning, so front gets more light :) In summer, because it's a bungalow, I get a lot of light all day because the house isn't high enough to block the sun :)
 

grovesy

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There's certainly a big variation in the amount of sunlight my front and back gardens get at this time of the year - east-facing at the back and west facing at the front, but the sunrise isn't high enough in the mornings to get far above the houses/trees before it starts moving round to the front of the house by late morning, so front gets more light :) In summer, because it's a bungalow, I get a lot of light all day because the house isn't high enough to block the sun :)
I have a South front and north back.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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We had a nice showing of blossom from our Cherry Plum. Only a few years old, so still hasn’t produced any fruit, but the blossom comes out even earlier than our snowdrops!

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grovesy

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Yup, my snowdrops didn’t really show this year. I think they got too dry over the summer :(
I have some that have not come up to, I had some in front garden that have not shown up. The dry might explain as my front get the sun most of the day.
 

Pumper_Sue

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Just spent the afternoon in the garden cutting back plants and even cutting the lawn. I see the fuchsia's as in bud and the raspberry canes also.
I decided I must sort the grass out at least, as have hand surgery on Thurs and according to all the bumf, there's no driving for 2 weeks and no grass cutting or gardening for 4 weeks. If that's the case I wouldn't find my lawn mower if I ventured forth in 4 weeks time.
 

Northerner

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Just spent the afternoon in the garden cutting back plants and even cutting the lawn. I see the fuchsia's as in bud and the raspberry canes also.
I decided I must sort the grass out at least, as have hand surgery on Thurs and according to all the bumf, there's no driving for 2 weeks and no grass cutting or gardening for 4 weeks. If that's the case I wouldn't find my lawn mower if I ventured forth in 4 weeks time.
I hope the op goes well Sue :)
 

grovesy

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Hope the op goes well.
I did a bit of cutting back yesterday, but the lawns are still like bogs. Have had more rain today. Though I did some stuff in the greenhouse, putting up plug plants till the ground drystone a bit more. Sown some sweet peas but did not have enough toilet roll inners to sow both packets of seed I have.
 

Pumper_Sue

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So far the date has been changed 3 times 1st apt was 19th march. Then the surgeon wanted it brought forward so changed it to the 17th! then last week told it changed again so now the 5th!

Any bets as to whether it will cancelled?
Had another letter from the hospital to tell me they had changed another outpatient apt from Monday the 9th of March to the 26th of may, which would have meant a 27 week wait altogether.
So I rang up and asked why it had been changed, no one knew why as the clinic was still on that day so I demanded they gave me back my original apt. Which I'm pleased to say they did.
 

Northerner

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So far the date has been changed 3 times 1st apt was 19th march. Then the surgeon wanted it brought forward so changed it to the 17th! then last week told it changed again so now the 5th!
Hope you don't get another letter saying they've changed it to 1st of March, given that progression! :eek: :)
 
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