Sunday, 14 January 2018

Coming up for air.

After the onslaught of winter recently when the snow buried all the spring plants that were flowering early, we are pleased that they have all survived and throwing up fresh buds.

The cyclamen plants in particular were a worry as they looked so colourful and cheerful.
A low, round garden pot with white dianthus and a vibrant pink cyclamen flowering.

A garden boot with a vibrant flowering pink cyclamen

A message came from my husband that the plants had all survived the snow and bitter cold winds. I have had a quick look this morning and pulled off a lot of dead cyclamen flowers but was heartened to see many new buds pushing up from a nest of leaves which are sheltering them.

A deep garden pot with a ball of avibrant yellow flowering chrysanthemum

The big mounds of chrysanthemum plant are now looking sorry for themselves! They were such a lovely, bright addition to the autumn garden. They need cutting back now ready for next winter.

After the garden re-vamp before Christmas I am looking forward to the snowdrops, a variety of  miniature bulbs, and  all the salvaged tulips and daffodils pushing up to herald the coming of Spring.

A new season with new promises.

After the unexpected and intensive research project of the last few months followed by report writing and submissions, I am also looking forward to a quieter life and channelling my research more into Charlotte's story. It is time that she came of the back burner!


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