To most people the New Year begins at midnight on the 31st December, when one year ends and the new begins. To me the New Year starts when the first Snowdrops begin to show and the Crocus start to flower. Of course closely followed by Daffodils and Tulips. These are the bulbs that the majority of people will know but of course there are so many more that are showing their beauty at the start of this new year. For me it is the busiest time of the year when so many seeds are planted and propagated.
The greenhouse is full of trays all over the place, on the racking, shelving and even the floor, not the best on the floor I know but space is at a premium. All the usual plants, Cosmos, Dianthus, Aster, Dahlia and so many more. They grow so quick and in the next few weeks I will spend all my time pricking out and planting on so many seedlings, so stocking up on pots and compost so I do not run out at the most inconvenient time.
Polyanthus removed from the garden at the end of last year that have been split, are now doing quite well and beginning to flower already. Soon to be planted out into the garden. I will also remove some more at the end of the year to split more to keep the plants fresh and to stop over crowding. Easy to split, but you can see one of my previous posts about doing that.
In the pots above is another plant that I split at the end of last year, Hesperantha, There are 2 ways to get smaller plants from it. Firstly to collect the seeds from the flowers and just sow in a tray of compost and wait for them to grow, or to just take to smaller plants off the side of the main plant
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.