.....my snowdrops have appeared.
These are the ones that blog reader Jan kindly brought me 'in the green' last spring. I put some in the grass out the front and others in the border and round the fruit trees out the back and slowly, slowly they are appearing.
There are signs of all three clumps that I put out the front and I've pulled the grass away from them. It's odd that they look as if they've been planted too deep - as I'm sure they weren't. More have popped up around the apple trees in the back garden. Good to know they've not all been lost in last years dry summer.
In autumn 2021 I put tulips in 2 different layers and crocus on the top in a deep planter by the front porch and last spring the crocus flowered well before the tulips. But for some reason this year the first tulips are through at the same time as the crocus. After they've all flowered (or not) this year I need to tip the lot out and re-plant..
This week has been a busy with something happening every morning. I shopped at Asda and it was just like the 'old days' as so many of their very basics range have reappeared in the yellow tins and wrappers - like they had few years ago before Covid. I took advantage buying spaghetti, feta, coleslaw and tinned tomatoes. Next time I shop at Morrisons or Aldi I'll see how many Value range products have reappeared in their shops.
It was good weather for getting washing dry and the forecast is much the same for most of next week too - so this is the "One Fine Week" that the folklore books mention. I'm not looking forward to the "One Cold Week"! The window cleaner was reminding me of the snow we had in February 2021 and March 2018. Feb 2021 I was snowed in up the lane for a few days not long before I moved out and 2018 was when we couldn't get out of the village to get to Addenbrookes hospital for one of Col's appointments. I have no idea if there will be any this year - nothing in the long-range forecast at the moment.
Thank you for reading the blog through yet another week - Have a good weekend.
I'll be back Monday
I wish the Met Office would stop prevaricating over the "Will it Snow?" issue as their current take on it is it will or it won't depending on which weather model they follow! Well, that doesn't seem like any accuracy is to be depended upon from them!ReplyDelete
My bulbs are coming through too - even the ones which were planted very belatedly. I must go up the slope and part the grass and see if the Snowdrops have emerged yet. I've seen some on my travels, and that is very heartening, but no sign of any Celendines - yet the first year we were here we spotted a couple in January, despite snow. I have stocked up on cat food, just in case.
I was so pleased to see the snowdrops at last. Some locally have been out for a couple of weeksDelete
Strange weather patterns seem to be becoming the norm around the world, and gardens everywhere are troubled by it. The poor plants can't figure out what they are meant to be doing.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend :)
We never know what weather we will get and love to talk about it!Delete
I have just one tiny snowdrop peeping through. I'm planning to visit a local national trust property this week to enjoy them there. My tub of bulbs is full of green shoots but I cannot work out what they areReplyDelete
I hope one is the beginning of many. The milder weather the last couple of days has made all mine growDelete
Each day a few more snowdrops are appearing in our lawn and the daffodil shoots are pushing up. The spot where I planted crocus bulbs in the autumn is covered with fallen leaves so I don't know if they will have come up yet. Must check soon.ReplyDelete
I noticed lots of daff shoots pushing through in the churchyard oppositeDelete
We've given up on tulips, they don't seem to like being wet all the time! A big bag of mixed daffs, spread between 5 pots, are coming up nicely, as are the hundreds planted out over the years. Crocus fully out, but as I mentioned the other day on Weave's blog, we are quite mild here, as well as further south than many.ReplyDelete
Two days milder have made the snowdrops grow hereDelete
Lovely. My snowdrops in the grass are always behind the ones coming through leaf litter under the beech hedges and the ones in the winter border which are merrily mixing with the hellebores in bud and the cyclamen coum with its palest pink flowers and silvery grey rounded petals. The bottom of the garden will soon be a sea of lilac crocus tommasianus, these in my experience love growing through the short rough grass (mowed in November) and will quickly spread and colonise an area under deciduous trees. Sarah in SussexReplyDelete
My two Hellebores are looking very sad. This garden isn't the best for perennialsDelete
I try and grow snowdrops, but bulbs don't do well in our heavy clay soil, so I grow all our spring bulbs in pots. It is lovely to see their arrival. We here along the south coast are not surprised to see snow in March, we don't get much snow in a normal year.ReplyDelete
I'm so pleased to see my snowdrops - though the dry weather and heat of last summer had done for themDelete
My Snowdrop shoots came up about two weeks ago and have stayed virtually the same size, with no sign of them flowering yet. It won't help that for whatever reason, this morning Mavis jumped on the pot and sent it flying!!ReplyDelete
It's good to see more of the Value ranges making a comeback, and it should help everyone to budget better, but they are virtually all more expensive than they used to be. It's usually only a couple of pennies here and there which doesn't seem much, but when you add it up if it sends you over a very tight budget it means putting something back on the shelves and doing without.
Nothing cheap anywhere now.Delete
That is excellent news. A gardening friend said they need a couple of years to bed in.ReplyDelete
Have your Anglesey Abbey snowdrops made an appearance yet?
I can't remember where I put them!!Delete
I love seeing the snowdrops start to appear. It feels like Winter is finally nearing the end :-)ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to seeing how the daffodils have spread where the WI planted them in 2021. They were good last year - so hopefully should be even better this springDelete
I was talking to my carer yesterday about that deep snow we had in Feb 2021 - hope we don't get another helping this Feb.ReplyDelete
It blew up against the garage door where at the old place and I couldn't open it!Delete
I planted out two full beds of snowdrops in a garden where they've been successful in the past. Two flowers germinated. So I requested a refund from Brecks, to find they don't do refunds, but issued me a certificate if the same value to spend with them. After this back to White Flower Farm, where they stand behind their product. I love snowdrops, but they can be temperamental.ReplyDelete
I hope mine will spread now they've startedDelete
It's so special seeing the snowdrops and crocuses peeping through.ReplyDelete
I have quite a long drive for an Asda so have to rely on Aldi and Lidl for decent discount products
Alison in Wales x
I'd intended to shop at Aldi last week but then had to go into town so Asda was easier. It will be Aldi next time or Morrisons.Delete
Your snowdrops in bloom look lovely. On your recommendation, I planted snowdrops last Fall and nothing is showing as yet. Crocus usually appear well before tulips and it surprises me that both your crocus and tulips emerged simultaneously. It is good to see some sales at the grocery store. I bought pasta at 4 boxes for $5. It used to be 2 for a dollar. Every trip to the grocery store I spend $50 to $120 and I shop twice a week. It's pricey!ReplyDelete
The prices there are frightening! Not quite so bad here as yetDelete
I love reading your blog but I don't often comment. Youe snowdrops are lovely. When my husband , sona nd I were vacationing in England in 1999 I wanted to bring home so many seeds for lovely flowers. Alas, our climate here wouldn't suit the pretty poppys and snowdrops. Too hot.ReplyDelete
We are shopping today and I always stock up on the buy-one-get-one free items. Saves money.
The shops have more or less stopped Buy One Get One Free offers here and when they did it was usually branded products that I didn't buy!Delete
I remember a blog friend had snowdrop flowers and enjoy seeing them. I've yet to find any. I finally was able to get the pot of tulips out of the garage last night . Megan put them in Dec when it was freezing. I need to pull them apart and put them two separate plant pots. 🪴 tulips are what I got from my friend for my bday last year.ReplyDelete
I did grocery shopping after work yesterday and most items on sale. Happy weekend!
It's good that you found lots of things on saleDelete
So lovely to see things growing with our wind,cold and snow nothing would dare pop out of the soilReplyDelete
It's good to see my snowdrops. It's not looking like snow here for the weeks ahead but it still might happenDelete
Just today we were saying we’d not seen snowdrops- and then of course at the next corner we saw thousands in a copse by the road - such a beautiful sight- sign of spring to come!ReplyDelete
I thought mine were lost as some over the road in the churchyard had been out for a couple of weeksDelete
I came over from Margaret's blog, At Home in New Zealand, and have been reading your posts all week. I thought I'd introduce myself and leave a comment. I live on the west coast of Canada and I'm always interested in what you grow and when it comes up.ReplyDelete
Hello, lovely to hear from a new reader. Hope you enjoy hearing about a little corner of EnglandDelete
How wonderful that you are getting spring colour. It will be awhile yet before we see anything even close to that.ReplyDelete
I'm so pleased to see them at last, later than others up the roadDelete
How exciting that things are growing! I'm so jealous. Everything here is covered in a layer of snow. I can't wait for spring!ReplyDelete
I'm hoping we don't get any snow but there's still timeDelete
Such a joy to see the first snowdrops, however I have never had success with growing them myself. I hope to move eventually and maybe I'll have better luck in a new garden.ReplyDelete
I've never had much luck planting them but some places I've lived had them there already and doing wellDelete
Two little clumps of snowdrops here in East Yorkshire.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your financial roundup the other day. I find it very helpful.
Should have signed this:Delete
Two milder days and they've come through wellDelete
Several of our snowdrops are being eaten...I think by something small and furry. Strange as with two cats I thought all such wildlife had all but been eradicated. xReplyDelete
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