With the Spring now here many of us are thinking of planting seeds for the Summer, well if you are new to planting seeds you might find useful and handy guide I have made. Under How To? there is a downloadable PDF file which explains what to do in an easy and precise way, from opening the packet of seeds to potting on. I hope that you find it useful and informative.
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After all the snow that has fallen it is nice to see Crocus appearing through the foliage around the garden, their time is short but brings a blaze of colour in the Spring after the dark and dreary days of the Winter. Hopefully the snow will not reappear and leave us with the Crocus and the end of the Snowdrop's. With the Tulips and Daffodils, we have a lot to look forward too.
Mr Blackbird foraging around the garden in the days before the big snowfall. Still an issue for him to find food as the ground is frozen so he can't get to his usual food. Blackbirds do not like to go on feeders as a rule, prefering to ground feed. So throw some food onto the floor to help them out. If you do not get many birds in the garden, then put out food, the birds will soon find it and keep coming.
The summer is a distant memory at the moment, especially with the current weather here in the UK, snow, cold, ice and even more of the same. Even now the snow continues to tumble from the sky. Just as the Snowdrops were beginning to look their best the snow engulfs them all, including the early Crocus and Iris. Hopefully the snow and extreme cold will not affect them that much.
Spring is now here and i am sure the cold will put the growth of many plants back, it seems that each year the weather conspires to make it hard for us gardeners to keep on track. Although on the positive side, the cold may reduce the pesky beasts that devour our prized blooms during the summer months.
My name is Jonathan and I enjoy working in my garden in my spare time. I am no professional, just an amateur. My second love is photography, shooting the flowers in my garden and of course sharing them with people who share my passions.