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CHRISTMAS WISHES FROM JOANNE’S COTTAGE GARDEN


HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND ALL THE VERY BEST FOR 2022

2021 did not begin very effectively for me. I used to be recognized with Triple Detrimental Breast most cancers early in January, had a mastectomy early February and began Chemo remedy in April ending in June – Urgh! the chemo completely wiped me out.

Mike did a beautiful job within the backyard which I used to be unable to are likely to for a lot of months and he is performed a beautiful job this Autumn tidying up for the Winter.

So listed here are some pictures to present winter cheer.

Fortunately I used to be effectively sufficient to plant the Dahlias out and though we misplaced among the giant flowering ones within the late very chilly spring within the chilly greenhouse, most survived.

We actually struggled with our hanging baskets, all of the crops we purchased on line have been terrible, most died however fortunately our daughter Rebecca managed to purchase a second lot from the backyard centre in Chessington. I notably like to make use of Surfinia Petunias as a result of they flower so effectively. 

Mike takes specific care of the hanging baskets and tidying the entrance backyard – I feel he simply enjoys the excuse to talk with the neighbours.

That is the primary yr I’ve grown these giant begonia from tubers purchased on line. They carried out very effectively so fingers crossed they survive storage for subsequent yr.

This beautiful bench was given to us by our subsequent door neighbours because the wooden was rotten. Mike purchased new wooden and restored it. It makes a helpful seating place particularly with household visits exterior, as a result of well being issues. This was the primary of a number of restorations.

Within the backside left of the photograph you will notice a small part of edging tiles which we got from our daughter Rachel’s backyard. They’re beautiful and Mike painstakingly put them in across the sides of the entrance backyard.

A birds eye view of the entrance mattress with the white Phlox making a superb show. A few years in the past they have been pink as will be seen in weblog posts years in the past. Very unusual how they’ve reverted to white.

These beautiful Galtonia Candicans I’ve grown in pots for a couple of years however determined to deliver the pots into the entrance backyard, they have been a lot admired by passers by.

I acquired Mike to deliver the evergreen Agapanthus, that are giant flowering varieties to position within the entrance mattress. They add one other dimension to the riot of color.

Clematis Vitacella Etoile Violette nonetheless doing effectively. I’ve misplaced a lot of the different clematis from the entrance backyard down to simply three today.

I attempted some Hollyhocks from seed I collected from an area backyard, though affected by rust they have been beautiful flowers.

I typically neglect to put up pictures of the Agapanthus, which look beautiful surrounding the grass within the again backyard. Due to a form neighbour giving us a desk one other bench and chair and Mike’s restoration now we have a beautiful seating space for when household come to go to.

This beautiful evergreen Eucryphia is all the time value celebrating.

Cuttings from Hydranga all the time look good in pots after they begin to flower typically of their first or second yr.

Not an excellent photograph however that is one other Eucryphia  Pink Cloud, it’s a smaller tree and such a delight effectively value rising even in small gardens.

MAKE THE MOST OF EACH DAY AS IT COMES XXX

 

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