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Much as I love Jane Austen’s books, I find Fanny in Mansfield Park incredibly irritating. Pious, prim, passive aggressive and with no sense of humour; I would much rather have the disreputable Crawfords round my dinner table. But lovely Galanthus ‘Fanny’ bears no resemblance to the fictitious Fanny. No silly blushing for this cool lady, she is tall, self assured and serene.

I couldn’t bear to pick her for in a vase on Monday so I put the pot in a basket and covered it in moss. I found some lichen covered twigs by the river and finished it off with columna vertebral lumbar various catkins.The perfect tear drops opened up in the warmth. Finding the right spot to photograph it proved difficult.

Fanny is going back into the greenhouse now, I think it is too warm for her inside.


So I picked a bunch of plain Galanthus nivalis to enjoy on the dining room table. These Fair Maids of February are such a joy and if you plant them somewhere they can spread they will seed about enthusiastically and you will always have plenty to pick. For the best results always buy them in the green, the dried bulbs don’t always do so well, or failing that ask someone with an old garden like mine to give you some.

Meanwhile do pop over to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to find what she has been putting in her vase on this lovely February day. And why not join in and find something to put in a Vase on Monday, it is great fun and you will be one of a very enthusiastic crowd of garden bloggers.

Today we have had sun and what a difference it makes. It’s been a joy to work outside, buds are budding, birds are singing and snowdrops are carpeting. Tomorrow it is all going to turn to worms with ice and snow so I’ve been putting hairnets on my vulnerable plants and getting on with my winter tidying. And it was heaven out there. I wanted to pick some flowers for a Monday vase but after grubbing for hours I can’t walk another step so here are some I prepared earlier.

In the spring I am not too keen on forsythia. If I’d never seen it before I would probably think it was amazing but the stuff is ubiquitous, you find it in every que es escoliosis dorsal suburban garden and it is such an unforgiving acid yellow. I have dug loads up here but I have left a huge bush by the big pond, a part of the garden you never see because I haven’t done anything to it, apart from planting a variety of bamboos. I keep this one forsythia because in winter it is fun to pick armfuls of it and watch the flowers opening indoors, it is such a welcome sight in January.

With it I have some pink flowering currant, another plant you see everywhere in spring. Some people can’t stand the smell but I quite like it, like Proust’s hawthorn which he spent so many paragraphs describing, it reminds me of childhood. You probably know the magic trick of picking pink Ribes sanguineum and getting the surprise of pure white flowers opening up in the warmth of the house.

The other star of the winter garden is undoubtedly the Witch Hazel. Cathy at Rambling in the Garden is totally under their spell and has more than anyone I know. And I can understand her need to keep on adding just one more because they come in such a beautiful colours. I have eight and still counting and it really isn’t enough, I want a grove of them. They don’t all bloom at the same time so the interest doesn’t come all at once. They are exquisitely beautiful with their spidery, sea anemone tufts and they are fragrant. The scent is not noticeable outside but if you pick a few sprigs for a vase they stay fresh for days and release their lovely spicy fragrance. Whatever the weather throws at them they bloom on quite unperturbed. And some of them have beautiful autumn foliage. So really what’s stopping me having my own Witch Hazel grove? Well the price actually, they are all grafted and very expensive. They are said to prefer an acid soil but they don’t get that here and as long as they are provided with nice compost and not allowed to dry dolor lumbar y mareos out in summer they are fine. In my garden the reds and oranges are the first to bloom. ‘Orange Peel’ is first of all and it is also my favourite.

For my last January flower I am going into the house. My father grew orchids and had a specially designed orchid house where he kept them. Mine have to do with window sills. But the north facing kitchen window sill suits them very well, although my resident chef complains that they are in the way. Still, that is one of the penalties of living with a plantaholic. The Moth orchids, Phalaenopsis are the easiest and very cheap to buy now that they are micropropagated. They bloom for weeks in the summer and then rest for a while and by January they are off again, one almost gets tired of them because they are in bloom so long. The dark Cambria orchid is rather more refined and sophisticated. I have two slipper orchids, Cypripedium and they just bloom once a year in winter, they look almost unreal. The pansy orchid, Miltonia is more tricky and I have trouble keeping it. It has the added bonus of being fragrant. The large Cymbidium columna lumbar rx is my pride and joy because this is the first time it has flowered in three years. They can be reluctant to flower every year. Mine live in the garden in the summer and when they are not in bloom in winter they have to stay in the greenhouse where they take up far too much room. The main pest of these orchids is scale insect although I have found miltonias susceptible to mealy bug.

One of the joys of winter is the black tracery of the branches of naked trees against a violet sky. But for the garden I wanted something more colourful. The muted palette of the winter countryside has its charm but I need a bit of pizzazz to help me through the long winter days.With our fickle climate we have to seize our horticultural pleasures where we can. I first made a winter garden twenty years ago after being bowled over by the one at Cambridge Botanical Garden. It is fun to do, it makes you look at shrubs and trees with new eyes as you assess how they will look in winter, either as foliage or bark.

I am so pleased with how it has matured. I planted trees and shrubs with gorgeous stems and bark which form a lovely skeleton to the garden. They stand out against the shape and texture of evergreens. Many people won’t plant conifers, but a few well chosen ones are lovely in winter. I wouldn’t be without Abies koreana which has upright cones like candles along its stiff branches. This is the first year that it has had cones, I am hoping that next year they will be on all the branches. Here it is surrounded by the colourful stems of dogwood. The red one is Cornus alba ‘Baton Rouge’ and the orange one is Cornus Sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’.

I lose hours of gardening time a year searching for my garden tools. Back and forwards to the shed I go for things I’ve forgotten. Scouring the flower beds and the wheelbarrow for my trowel or secateurs takes years off my life. It drives me nuts. I have had my favourite secateurs for about 20 years and always managed to find them eventually when they were mislaid – until now. Now they seem to have gone to their final resting place wherever that is. And I am in mourning. I can’t mention the make, you are not allowed to advertise on a free WordPress blog, but they were red and shiny and came with a lifetime’s guarantee. But that’s no good if you lose them.

I went to the hairdressers recently and sat there with water dripping down my neck whilst Sharon hunted for her comb. She got all her girls hunting for it and all the customers shouting out useful suggestions about where it might be. I had things I needed to do and lots of things I much preferred to be doing contractura lumbar tiempo de recuperacion, so eventually I said a tad impatiently: ‘Sharon, you are a hairdresser, surely you have more than one comb!‘ Of course she has more than one, but apparently that was her special comb. She couldn’t think of using any other. I can understand this because I have plenty of secateurs, but these were my special ones and the only ones I used.

So I have bought myself some new, special ones for Christmas. They are Japanese and very expensive. I spent ages researching and reading reviews which is fun to do. I chose bypass secateurs which are good for precision work. They have one side with a sharp blade which cuts against the metal surface on the other side.

I also bought some new ratchet secateurs which have an anvil action which means the blades are sharp on both sides which is better for thicker stems. The ratchet action means you can open them wide to cut quite thick stems. I do have some ratchet secateurs but their 6 month holiday in the bowels of the compost heap didn’t improve them. They were never very good anyway.

I also bought 2 new trowels and a new hand fork dolor lumbar izquierdo tratamiento and a claw-thing. I know this is rather extravagant but apart from my red secateurs, for years I have gardened with tools which are little better than a pointy stick. My grandfather was a cutler who manufactured and even patented horticultural tools. If you have old tools you still use they may well say ‘W .Saynor’ on them and lucky you. I am like the cobbler’s granddaughter who has no shoes. Or with just cheap nasty shoes that she keeps losing.( Actually I do still have the border fork that my grandmother got for her 98th birthday present.) Anyway I am well equipped now so my grandfather would approve. He died before I was born and his factory is long gone but I found this advert for it on eBay.

After buying these shiny new tools, I had to address the problem of possibly, (or most likely) putting them down somewhere and losing them. I think I have found the solution, I hope so anyway. I have bought a garden tote bag with a pocket for everything and plenty of room in the centre for everything else. Apart from my secateurs, trowels, and hand fork, I can carry round string, wire, scissors, seed packets and my lovely hori-hori or Japanese weeding knife. There is room for labels and gardening gloves.

I have bone meal and chicken pellets in two of my little tins. I love escoliosis causas old tins almost as much as I love jugs so I have quite a collection. Anyway, from now on I won’t need to go back to the shed whenever I think a plant could do with a bit of dinner.

So 2019 is going to be the year when I am organised and efficient. I can spend all that searching time actually gardening with my shiny new tools. And all my propped up plants will stay propped and not have to be retied after each windy day. A bright new gardening dawn.

When counting, I only allow myself one rose, the one I selected this year is reliable long flowering ‘Sally Holmes’. I have just one hellebore although I suppose I could have included Helleborus niger as well as Helleborus orientalis. I have one primrose although I have them out in different colours. I have three abutilons because they are all so different. I love big, bright red Abutilon Nabob’ and variegated Abutilon pictum ‘Thompsonii’ with orange flowers. They are both blooming merrily away outside although they are not hardy, they are too big to bring inside. Lovely lilac Abutilon vitifolium ‘Suntense’ is reasonably hardy, at least mine has survived outside for years.I counted the three viburnums separately because they are so different.

I thought it would be cheating to use flowers from the greenhouse dolor lumbar lado izquierdo so these are all from the garden. It is amazing what you find if you have a proper search. And it is such fun. The total varies each year according to the weather but there are always some surprises. I’ve just remembered I forgot Cyclamen coum so the total should be 29.

Here we are at the Winter Solstice and from now on the afternoons will slowly start to get longer and I suppose the winter will start to bite in the next week or two. But never mind there are some lovely blooms to help us through the winter and many of them are deliciously fragrant. Many viburnums are fragrant but Viburnum tinus is not amongst them. I am starting with my least favourite December bloom, in fact I have dug at least four of them up as when they are not in bloom they are quite offensive, with dull unattractive foliage which smells revolting when it is wet. So I can’t say it is a plant that I like . But as it blooms bravely right through the winter and is useful for winter flower arrangements I will give it a mention. I have never bought one because every garden I have had always seemed to be full of them. I used to think that ‘Eve Price’ was the best choice because it is compact and has lovely pink buds. I have changed my mind now though because I recently saw one that is new to me called ‘Lisarose’ and I was impressed by its deep carmine buds and pink flowers. I might even have to buy one for my winter garden. The one I saw was used as a clipped hedge and actually looked rather nice. I wouldn’t like to walk past it when it has been raining though.