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This page as updated on 28th December 2012


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During the warm part of the afternoon today i have started to prune the grape vine. Over the next few weeks I will complete all the pruning. In the back garden the Abutilon megapotamicum has come through the winter well and is still in flower. The Queen of Tears is looking well in the front garden. During the summer it was looking quite tatty. The Rosemary is flowering well and will continue doing so until about May/June. Next doors Prunus is scenting up the back garden in the afternoon.

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I have taken a chance and left the Aeonium on the wall outside this year ans so far it seems to be surviving well enough. In the back garden the Hazelnut is producing its catkins in time for the March flowering when most of the catkins open just before it flowers. This helps cross pollination. At the back I have been removing some of the growth from the pond plants,I will have to chop back the jasmine as otherwise it will take over the garden and nearby plants, which is the large Tree Fern. The Hebe in the front garden is getting ready to flower and is growing well again.

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I know it is now late December and I have not updated this website for a while, but Christmas and other activities got in the way. I am now trying to make amends as the garden is in a state at the moment. Today the weather was relatively warm and I went out and did a little tiding up and started pruning the grape vine. The small tree Fern has been brought inside when heavy frost is expected, but generally lives outside the back door where it is slightly protected by the house. The pansies in the front garden are struggling to flower, but still alive. Next door's Magnolia is getting ready to flower.

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That's all for this week folks
Happy gardening


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