The Garden Under The Snow

Almost a week after the snow has melted I have finally got round to posting a few photographs of the effect it had on the garden – dramatic but hopefully not that long lasting (although some of the, admittedly over exuberant, bamboo has been broken – I planted the bamboo fifteen years ago to hide the shed and it has got so big I now need to plant something to hide it!).

We had at least six inches of snow which may have been exceeded by an inch or two in 2009 but was certainly bad enough.  Thankfully it didn’t last long and hopefully isn’t coming back -a frantic check of the met office long range forecast needed now!

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December Flowers In The Greenhouses – I Know It Is Now January!

Here are the remnants of 2012 flowers.  My New Year’s Resolution is to spend more time on my plants as many are showing signs of neglect and when you consider most I grew from seed up to thirty years ago this is inexcusable.  I also want to do some seed raising and purchase cuttings and small plants this year to renew my collection.  We will see how I get on!

Sedum - I have forgotten the species

Sedum – I have forgotten the species

Villadia - hopeless photo!

Villadia – hopeless photo!

Crassula - I have forgotten the species (again!)

Crassula – I have forgotten the species (again!)

That Crassula again!

That Crassula again!

Crassula perforata - phew I remember one!

Crassula perforata – phew I remember one!

Echeveria and Aeonium

Echeveria and Aeonium

One of the smaller Pleiospilos

One of the smaller Pleiospilos

The end of the Conophytum

The end of the Conophytum

The end of the LithopsIncidentally, after having no trouble for over twenty years my Lithops got mealy bug this year!

The end of the Lithops
Incidentally, after having no trouble for over twenty years my Lithops got mealy bug this year!

Bedragelled Faucaria

Bedragelled Faucaria