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WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN JANUARY 2018

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2018.

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  1. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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      • Kandy

        Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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        93D2C934-F5F2-4B58-B158-041014FFC7C7.jpeg1ECD744A-55A0-45D6-A80D-F0993A799414.jpeg61D878DE-1567-41CB-83CD-B02C3EE3FDEB.jpeg Mr Kandy told me about the Cyclmen Coum in flower which is either late or early as they don’t usually come into flower until the start of autumn.He said he noticed it a couple of days ago in my border so I had to zoom right in from the kitchen window so quality not that brilliant.I must sort out that moss when I get back on my feet and am able to get back out into the garden.:smile:

        We also have our first snowdrop leaves and buds and it also looks like the Hyacinths I planted out last year after my indoor ones had finished flowering are also coming up which I think is a bit early:smile:
         
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          @Kandy We've got daffodil bulbs coming through on our front garden :) and nice to see your pic's [​IMG]
           
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            Photos to follow tomorrow, rain permitting, but you'll have to take my word for it for now ;) The snowdrops are flowering (thanks, @silu!) and buds just unfurling on the hellebores (orientalis). Lonicera fragrantissima and Chimonanthus adding perfume if not spectacular flowers. The odd Hebe is still flowering and noticed the daffodils pushing through already! Yay!
             
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              Hope the Snowdrops do their "stuff" for you @noisette47 . Despite being frozen solid IN my greenhouse your Iris are looking remarkably well!:yay:
               
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                Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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                I have also been having my purple flowering Iris in flower and as of yesterday I had another flower waiting to unfurl:biggrin:

                My Daffs are coming up in my large pots but as yet can’t get to the bottom of the garden to check on them.They were starting to come through the soil in November:smile:

                Hyacinths are one of my favourite flowering plants and the smell is divine and I always put any I buy or have as presents in the garden borders when they have finished flowering :biggrin:

                More flowers that Mr Kandy has just taken photos of that I spotted in the front garden in flower and down the garden I have spotted a white Helebore in flower:yes:

                The new flowers are Erigeron,Aconite and yellowcoloure Hellebore :smile:
                 
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                  So cheering to see the first signs of Spring. My aconites are the first to brighten up my garden but no signs yet.
                   
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                    I've been after Aconites for a long time but can never find them, like an early buttercup that burst in to life. Am I correct in saying you should buy them in the green like Snowdrops?
                     
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                      Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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                      Hi @Mark56 you might be able to find some at the Garden Centres in the autumn when they sell lots of bulbs and they will probably be in those plastic bags that have sawdust in them,or you could wait until the spring and buy them from either Garden Centres or nurseries when they are in flower then you can plant them straight into your garden or pots.

                      We bought ours when we moved here sixteen years ago from one of those mail order companies that advertise in the back of gardening magazines.You might be able to get them on eBay but that wasn’t around when we got ours.

                      With the right conditions you should have them multiplying by seeds round your garden.:smile:
                       
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                          Red Berries, I put some yellow ones in don't know what happened to them.
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                            @martin-f You might find that the birds have already taken them before you had a chance to see them.:biggrin: Your bush looks impressive with that mass of berries:blue thumb: Ours were looking good until we had the snow then we had a visit from two Redwings and a Fieldfare and between them and the Blackbirds they stripped the whole lot within three days.I can’t complain though as that is why we put them in in the first place to feed the birds in the winter.Others in our village have bushes full of red berries like yours and they never gets touched :scratch:
                             
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                              Ours have done particularly well this year and Mrs Shiney has been using them in her flower arrangements.
                               
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                                Vinca and clematis have been flowering since last November
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                                Our front garden
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                                Cyclamen and snowdrops are in full swing
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                                They are so tough that they even feel happy to grow in the cracks between bricks
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