The warm weather encourages some plants to burst into flower earlier than usual. Those Paperwhite narcissus have been in full bloom since the start of January. The blackbirds have started to attack the small apples of my Malus ‘Evereste’ in earnest! As for the bees, they are glad to feed…
Very best wishes for a happy and fruitful gardening year! Father Xmas (actually my friend Rob) brought me a nice Xmas present, a plant of Garrya elliptica (the silk tassel bush).
Robin surveying ripening crab apples and taking note of this interesting food stock for the coming winter months Sparrows ready to have lunch in the Malus ‘Evereste’ crab-tree.
A little stroll in the garden at the beginning of the month reveals a few plants in bloom. This Nemesia has been in flower for a very long time, since it was planted at the beginning of September, in fact. Because this Autumn the weather has been unusually warm, my…
This morning at the local “organic” market in my village, came across some interesting apples. Malus ‘Evereste’. From my own garden, for little birdies! ‘Pilot’ Delbard Jubilé® ‘Melrose‘ (2 different specimens, my favourite apple) ‘Calville blanche’ (an old cultivar, very tasty) ‘Dalinette’
If one could replace all the kalachnikov in the world with garden trowels and watering cans, that would be a giant leap for mankind.
Not much to do in the garden these days, so I’ve been working on the “virtual garden”. The garden map is now available in its English version, as well as all the plants records (127 species/varieties to-date).
Just received from Dutch garden world. 40 Tulips ‘Angélique’ 40 Narcissus ‘Paperwhite Ziva’ 40 Narcissus ‘Thalia’ 10 Narcissus ‘White Medal’ 20 Muscaris ‘Pink Sunrise’ Plus 40 Angélique tulips bought at the Cesson-Sévigné plant fair.
My first post on this still “in progress” garden site: a time-lapse video.