Wednesday, February 06, 2008

nearly. . . .

the snowdrops in the garden are nearly opening, still a bit chilly
the helleborus, teasing with its spotted inside
a lone crocus in a pot, hope it gets some friends soon!

its still wet, cold and miserable here. I did manage to get one veg bed dug over but its had no manure this winter, hopefully the past few years worth of improvements will hold out and I'll use a seaweed fertiliser. I'm not sure I've ever grown anything before without at least six inches of manure for it to snuggle into- hence the always forking carrots and parsnips. they might not look fabulous but they always taste amazing!

14 comments:

farmingfriends said...

Your crocus is beautiful.
Sara from farmingfriends

wildside said...

Oh, thank you, Claire, been trying to comment on this post and th e last, but the computer gods have decided to change something (the backspace e key to corretct) and are making it impossible nearly. I can't belive you e weather is warmer tan ou than ours 00 snowdrops not to come for awhile yet. si sorry for all the typos ... I bet you didn't know I made quite so many!!!

wildside said...

Hi Claire Trying again, still having problems Everytime I hit the backspace key the commenting goes away.

In regards to your las t post, the cat sure loves her bed that tiy ti you sent! Good view of TV from there. Last night saw she was watching and reaklly enjoying American Idol when the TV was accidently left on.

She surprises me sometimes.

grannyfiddler said...

so heartening to see that the entire world isn't frozen solid. it's snowing here, and -28C. these pix are so luscious, i can almost smell the earth in your greenhouse. my heart aches for green.

Glickster said...

For more about Hellebores:

www.sunfarm.com/specials

jodi said...

Everything here is still covered in ice, snow and the rest of that cold frozen crud, so I'm enjoying this. I too am having problems with leaving comments but I blame it all on Blogger!

Lowa said...

I love the droplets of moisture on the crocus!

Before we know it, spring will be here!

clairesgarden said...

Sara, still waiting for the crocus to open!
Wildside, I think Bob might have the right idea, snuggled up in a cosy bed watching television. I'm glad she likes it.
Grannyfiddler, not sure I could cope with it being that cold!
Glickster, thanks for the link, they're a lovely and fascinating plant.
Jodi, just at this moment the sun has come out, its lovely, and tantalising because I can see the rain following it over the hill. . .
Lowa, not sure if that was dew or melting frost. .

peppylady said...

there still plenty of snow here no sign of color other then white

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Buds in spring - such a pretty sight! The bulbs in my garden look pretty much like yours. Let's hope we get a long, long spring this year!
Greetings from Katarina (Sweden)

clairesgarden said...

Dora, there is something to be glad about if you can see clean white snow, we dont really get that where I live.
Katarina, spring bulbs have to be amongst the most exciting looked forward to group! its one of the reasons I joined the SRGC
http://www.srgc.org.uk/

Gary said...

Wonderful photos Claire!

I'm still shoveling the white stuff here.

clairesgarden said...

Gary, Nelson looks very beautiful in the snow. keep warm there!!

Kerri said...

I'm always surprised that you seem so much warmer than us over there. I should be used to seeing your early blooms by now! Lucky you. We're just beginning another snowstorm, with up to 10" expected tomorrow. It's warmed up a bit since yesterday though, thank heavens. It was 5ยบ (-15 yesterday morning and hardly warmed up all day, with a frigid wind blowing in all the cracks.