This is my Amaryllis for this year, a gift from my really lovely best friend Jane. I thought I would blog its progress every Sunday.
I know it is probably the wrong time to start, but our garden is full of Bramble, although it yielded about six/seven pounds on Blackberries last year I cannot see it doing it again this year. It was a bumper crop for everyone everywhere. Not so much now but still have Bindweed in the garden, we tackled that a couple of years ago. The last time we sorted the garden properly was two years ago, and we started late. But this year we started on 29th December! It was cold and frosty that day, but we decided to take heed from this!
If you look at this post you can see stays holding up the fence. We didn't put them there the next-door-neighbour did. The wind caught their fence and they put them there to hold his fence up. He did ask and we agreed but that was about five/six years ago............... Then Alex went up the garden to feed the birds, and came in and said they're gone! I had to go out and look for myself because I just didn't believe it, they had become part of the garden I and was going to grow climbing roses up them! Don't know when he removed them, but it does go to show back gardens are quite vulnerable. We do get on with Kevin and Tracey, but I thought he could of knocked and come through the house even if he just threw the posts over the fence, and left through the front door. When he put them up he climbed the fence, we helped him to wedge them against the fence.
We cleared the neglected part of the garden the bit we never get to because we are too exhausted then one year turns into another and it doesn't happen. This is opposite the back door. The Camellia could not be seen because of the Bindweed and Bramble. The wall is the neighbours the otherside garage.
There lots of buds on the Camellia. It took us four days to clear the Brambles from here, and this is only a small patch!
I hard pruned the Bush Fuchsia. this morning.
To make room to tackle prickly corner!
There are Brambles growing behind the Yucca and they are growing inside the conservatory/lean-to/junkroom!
We'll work our way up the garden like we did last time just pruning, it is too early to start digging, although some bulbs can be planted in February then we must tackle the Brambles at the bottom of the garden, we will regain about four foot of garden when that is cleared!