Happy New Year!
I always plant Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) bulbs as gifts and my own pleasure for the holiday period. The Florida bulbs are lovely but the other variety I planted, Christmas Star, is only just starting to shoot (more likely a January Star!)
I have bulbs in the garage waiting to bring into the house when they are a bit bigger – daffodils need a period of cold before they will shoot but they are just showing signs of life today.
In the garden the Cyclamen and primroses provide lovely bright delights poking through the leaf litter under the shelter of trees and shrubs.
The scent from the Christmas box is strong and sweet to encourage a walk down the garden – but what an awful soggy mess that it is!
The weather was awful last year – the wettest drought in history! We gardeners always complain about too little or too much rain but let us raise a glass to a half decent year ahead!
We will be opening our garden as part of the NGS scheme this year on Sunday June 30th and hope you will come along and have a look how we have survived the weather!
I wish you a Happy New Year and good gardening!