Bloomin’ January

 
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What a difference a day makes. Wednesday, when the majority of these shots were taken, it was wet and breezy with the occasional weak ray of sunshine. Twenty or so hours later we woke up to a dusting of snow with temperatures due to fall below zero over the next few nights. It’s our first real taste of winter. Brrrr.

There has been much rummaging about for fleeces. Plant covers pulled free of the cobwebs in the shed.. a few extra layers from the darker recesses of the wardrobe for the gardener too. It’s a shame I can’t extend the treatment to every opportunistic green shoot that has recently popped up out of the waterlogged soil. They will get a shock now when it all freezes.

 
 

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The camellia has been in bloom for almost a month already and there are still plenty of buds to come. The frost should spare those that have yet to open. Last year, for the first time ever, I had success with cuttings. There are a dozen of them currently living it up in the greenhouse, rooted by means of the new propagator. Standing at all of two inches tall apiece it’ll be a while before I can use them to screen the outhouse, but what a welcome sight a few years down the line.

 
 

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Erica (inherited)

Underneath the camellia, an expanding clump of winter heather. The flowers start off white and then fade through lilac to pink.

 
 

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Narcissus bulbocodium var. citrinus

Just caught this one in time.. the wind and rain have taken their toll. It can be a hard life for bulbs chez rusty duck and not only on account of the weather.

 
 

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When it comes to ‘special’ snowdrops, no effort can be spared

Especially when there’s just the one bloom. The bulb is encased entirely in wire, above and below ground. There are the mice. There is He Who Pecks. And would you believe it…

 
 

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Galanthus ‘Jacquenetta’

…some little blighter has still managed a nibble!  I’m blaming the slugs. No fleeces for them.

 
 

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Skimmia japonica

Buds rather than blooms, but I prefer it at this stage. The deep maroon of the developing flower heads provide a welcome splash of colour for January. Bright red berries too. More on the ground than on the bush. He Who Pecks or He Of The Bushy Tail?

 
 

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We’ve been here long enough now to have one or two established clumps of hellebores.

This one was a refugee from my previous garden and it’s been moved at least twice since then, as is the way. I do think perennials benefit from an opportunity to stretch their legs, don’t you? A bit like us all needing more exercise, right? And maybe they welcome an occasional change to their view. As long as it’s not seen as indecisiveness on the part of the gardener because that would never do.

 
 

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Another hellebore repatriation, the moniker long since lost to the mists of time.

 
 

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Soon..

Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’

 
 

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Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Robert’

But in January it’s the witch hazels that really steal my heart. I’ve never been able to pick up the scent, but the sight of those hot colours is more than enough.

 
 

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Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Primavera’

 

This year there’s a new addition. It has petals of purest lemon zest and was acquired for me by fellow blogger Gill at Off The Edge Gardening – for a mere fiver. You won’t regret checking out her blog, she has a wicked way with words. Not to mention an uncanny ability to sniff out a bargain at several miles distant. Thank you Gill.

 
 

Linking to Carol and Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens, where you will find many other January bloomers from around the world.

 
 

Bloomin' January

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102 Comments

  1. Lea January 15, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Winter blooming plants are so special!
    Love the Camellia!

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 5:42 pm - Reply

      They certainly are. Thanks Lea.

  2. Pauline January 15, 2016 at 10:56 am - Reply

    You’ve actually had a sprinkling of snow – wow! So far it has just been wet here, with no sign of the white stuff! Today though is beautifully sunny, must go and see what the woodland has to offer today. Your camellia hedge will be amazing when it grows and flowers for a good few months during the winter.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      After all the weather forecasts in negative territory they now seem to be saying it’s going to get warmer again! Wish they’d make up their minds.

  3. Christina January 15, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

    The Camellia is very special, all those blooms at once and being going on for a month, brilliant. Clever you to manage to strike cuttings, they are notoriously difficult. Love the Hellebores.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 5:48 pm - Reply

      I’m so pleased with the cuttings, never succeeded before. The propagator mist sprays the roots, which they seem to have responded to well. Loads of other stuff out of it too. I reckoned it was worth the investment with so much bare earth to cover.

  4. Backlane Notebook January 15, 2016 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Gorgeous collection and so useful to see what’s looking good at this time of year-might have to find a space for Hamamellis. I agree with you about skimmias looking best at this stage. That Hellebore ‘Peony Pink’ will be an absolute treat over the next few weeks.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Witch hazels never grow really huge do they, I’m hoping not because I’ve got a couple quite close to the house.. in a vain attempt to harness the scent! They seem to be enjoying the sheltered position though.

  5. AnnetteM January 15, 2016 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Lovely hellebores – I am gradually beginning to like these flowers as they are shown off on everyone’s blog. Yours look like they are viewed from below – I guess that shows them off to their best. Hmmm – I wonder if I have any flowers I could photograph in the garden this month?
    By the way, happy to take your recommendation for a new blog to follow and have popped over to Gill’s blog – thanks.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

      The one advantage of gardening on a hill is that most plants can be viewed from below! But I’ve put quite a few of the hellebores on top of walls and such like, so I can look up into the blooms without too much trouble.

  6. M. L. Kappa January 15, 2016 at 11:32 am - Reply

    The camellia is to die for!

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      It’s a surprising colour for mid winter. Far too exotic!

  7. Jacqueline January 15, 2016 at 11:46 am - Reply

    There’s so much going on in your garden Jessica ……. everything in ours is always at least a month behind everyone else’s as it’s north facing !! Our hellibores flower so late that they last well into June !!
    I think that this year our garden has looked the best ever in January …. the grass is amazingly green, the vibernum has been dripping in white and lots of leaves seem to have stayed so green. You have so much winter colour …… all beautiful. XXXX

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      The plants do seem to have benefitted from the warm autumn. The lawn is growing like topsy but it’s too boggy to get out on it to give it a mow.

  8. Marian St.Clair January 15, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! You might capture a whiff of the witch hazel if you clip a small bit and bring it inside. Iris unguicularis offers a perfume silimar to violets on my desk, but I can’t smell it at all outdoors.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      That’s a good idea. I might wait until the witch hazels get a bit bigger, but it will be a treat to look forward to in the future.

  9. Linda Evans January 15, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the glimpse of your early spring shoots – here in NB Canada we had 30 cms two days ago and another nor’easter coming in tomorrow! We have a high of -16 today – and are a long way from spring.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      Hi Linda and welcome.
      That is seriously cold. I will stop complaining! It’s been so warm here over autumn the plants have got confused and started growing as if it were Spring. They’ll all get clobbered if we get a serious frost now.

  10. Colleen January 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Lovely to see your hellebores, an old favourite, and how lucky you are to have witch hazel too. But it’s that ageing narcissus that has stolen my heart.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:03 pm - Reply

      It’s beautiful isn’t it. A new addition last year so still with some bulking up to do, but there’s one more flower bud at least. Now that I’ve seen it return I’ll get more bulbs in quantity.

  11. ontheedgegardening January 15, 2016 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    No snow here yet, but the sky is looking very threatening! Lovely pictures, I especially like the hellebore bud, beautiful. Thanks for the mention x

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      We’ve had some serious hail too. Not funny when you are tending the plants in the greenhouse at the time.
      You’re very welcome.

  12. Christina January 15, 2016 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Hi Jessica, what a bummer with the cold weather suddenly setting in in your neck of the woods! Hope it does only very little damage to your plants.
    I love the single camellia! Such a gorgeous bloom.
    Gosh, the extend of work you went through to protect your snowdrops is really amazing to me, but we go a long way for the things that we love, don”t we? Still I am asking myself for how many plants did you make an effort like this…
    Christina

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:09 pm - Reply

      Not many plants! Apart from anything else it doesn’t look very pretty. All my bulbs now go into the ground inside wire mesh cages, but I only protect the most vulnerable shoots when they pop up above the soil. The pheasant walks along the path alongside where they are and nips the tops off any flower that he sees.

  13. Dorothy @ The Nature of Things January 15, 2016 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Love that camellia and the hellebores. Your garden, as it does every month, looks wonderful.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:13 pm - Reply

      Thanks Dorothy. The garden gets a little bit better each year but it does seem to be very slow progress.

  14. Sue Garrett January 15, 2016 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    You had snow? None here in our part of ‘up north’ I planted some Narcissus bulbocodium in autumn but no sign of them yet,

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

      Serious snow a few miles away. The shopping delivery was delayed because of it.

  15. Denise January 15, 2016 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    The embroidery project for this term’s sewing class is ‘The Hedgerow.’ I shall, if I may be so bold, take inspiration from some of you photos. Is that okay? #copyright#suemeintoastateofpenury

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      You are very welcome Denise. I shall look forward to seeing the results. (Ptolemy has asked if next term’s project might be birds. He thinks of himself as an A-lister now he’s starred in a pantomime.)

  16. SeagullSuzie January 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Oooh don’t, don’t don’t show me images of the wonderful hellebores…I’ll just have to go out and buy them…I was tempted at the garden centre but resisted, now I feel my resistance wavering!
    Wonderful images from your beautiful garden….can I come and live in it please 🙂

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      As long as you bring your wellies and a spade 🙂

  17. Denise January 15, 2016 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      Thanks Denise. Twas the mild weather that did it methinks.

  18. Kris P January 15, 2016 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    I love the witch hazels, which sadly don’t grow here. My own garden is also plagued by bushy-tailed felons, which are now gobbling up the Gazanias at first sight, despite a plentiful supply of stolen bird seed.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      They go after the camellia blooms here. Especially when they see me watching them out of the kitchen window. It’s becoming a them or me situation. I am bigger. I’m not sure who is the wiser.

  19. bumbleandme January 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Beautiful flowers! I’m so in love with witch hazel. I used to have a red one in my old garden and am on the hunt for a few to put in the woodland edge. I’ve heard that it’s only the true forms that have a noticeable scent, and I believe the intermedia’ are hybrids, so they have a slightly more subtle scent that is harder to detect. I may of course be speaking utter rubbish! x

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

      Now that you come to mention it I do remember reading exactly the same thing. I suppose the ideal is to get a few of each so you have the scent of the species and the more exotic colours of the hybrids.

  20. Brian Skeys January 15, 2016 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    The Narcissus bulbocodium var. citrons is a beauty Jessica, I must add it to my wish list.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      It is. And it’s returned reliably which isn’t always the case with bulbs here. I believe Narcissus are poisonous, which helps my cause.

  21. Charlie@Seattle Trekker January 15, 2016 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    I don’t have a witch-hazel, but I’ve planted all the others that you showed in your photos to try to give some winter color to my garden. I have a lot of plants ready to break bud, I’m really nervous about a cold snap that includes some freezes.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm - Reply

      It’s a real problem. I can’t wrap the whole garden in fleece, however much I would like to.

  22. Loree / danger garden January 15, 2016 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    You asked on my blog if my witch hazel was scented, yes! I, like you, could never detect scent – even when others were gushing about how lovely they smelled. Then one day, walking through a nursery, I smelled it. So beautiful! I knew I had to buy it!

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      It’s now on my list… I would love to have one with a gorgeous scent. Thanks Loree!

  23. Amy at love made my home January 15, 2016 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Beautiful bloomers as always! I hope that all the plants will be alright! xx

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:44 pm - Reply

      If we don’t have too many nights with a frost and the temps don’t go too low we should be OK. It’s looking good for the moment. Thanks Amy.

  24. Amy January 15, 2016 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    What a lovely bunch of blooms – certainly hope they take the weather in stride! Jacquenetta looks like a charmer even with the nibble spot… 😉 And I really fell for your Anonymous of the Speckles hellebore…

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      Jacquenetta is lovely. I’d like more ‘specials’ but I feared this would happen if they went into the ground. I shall have to wait until I have more greenhouse room.

  25. Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden) January 15, 2016 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Speckled hellebore…love at first sight! No more outdoor blooms for us here in upstate New York. Enjoyed yours so much! I love camillas.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      We may yet get snow. The forecasters have been threatening it for months. But then they so often get it completely wrong!

  26. germac4 January 16, 2016 at 12:22 am - Reply

    I must try to find some witch-hazel it looks lovely and even though we are in blazing summer at the moment, we have quite a severe winter and it is lovely to see colour (and fragrance!) in the garden in winter.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      They’re a bit boring over Spring and Summer but redeem themselves again in autumn with beautifully coloured leaves. It’s a good small tree to have.

  27. Laura January 16, 2016 at 2:57 am - Reply

    You keep me going through the winter!

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      I am trying to kid myself Spring is already here.

  28. Jayne Hill January 16, 2016 at 8:25 am - Reply

    How super to see your early blooms, even if they are in danger from the cold spell. We have a couple of hellebores in flower but I must venture out and see what else is trying to flower too early.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      There were even miniature rose buds opening a week ago, but just a light frost has scuppered them.

  29. Sam January 16, 2016 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Lovely to see so many beautiful blooms, especially the witch hazels. I need to work on adding winter flowering plants to this garden. I found a rather sorry looking hellebore but that’s about it. Lots of inspiration here 🙂

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm - Reply

      I shall add more winter flowering plants, they do get me through the grey days. As soon as the snowdrops start to bloom if feels like the new season is just around the corner.

  30. Joanne January 16, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

    A nibbled snowdrop is better than no snowdrop at all after all that effort! x

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      You’re right. Imagine what would have happened without the wire!

  31. Natalie January 16, 2016 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    I always like visiting your blog in the depths of our winter. Gives me hope for spring!

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      I don’t know how you cope with all that snow. At least you have plenty to keep you busy!

  32. Vicki Green January 16, 2016 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Your hellebores and witch hazels are gorgeous.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Thanks Vicki and welcome! The hellebores look like something that should be blooming in a much warmer season. I can’t get enough of them.

  33. Sarah Shoesmith January 16, 2016 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    A caged snowdrop?! I wish I had caged my yellow Crocus, they have been well and truly nibbled. There is so much in flower – your soil is clearly very different from mine and it is lovely to see such wonderful photos of the plants I cannot grow.

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      The snowdrop isn’t displayed to its best advantage is it. Perhaps I should wire the pheasant’s beak shut instead.

  34. Cathy January 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Lovely hellebores and witch hazels. I’m afraid I just felt a bit sorry for your little ‘Jaquenetta’. Hopefully it will gain it’s freedom when it’s older. To echo Sarah above – wish I could grow camellias and ericas in the ground like you! But actually, on second thoughts, the winter-flowering ericas don’t need such acid soil, do they?

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      I would need to look up which one it is, but there is definitely a species of heather which thrives quite happily in neutral soil. I was delighted to discover the soil is acid, it’s the first time I’ve been able to grow these plants in the ground. It’s only the case in the woodland though, in the main garden the hydrangeas are lipstick pink.

  35. Linda January 16, 2016 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    HI Jessica!
    How lucky to have such beautiful blooms in January!
    Have a great weekend…
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      They are few and far between but very welcome nonetheless.
      You too Linda. Keep warm!

  36. frayed at the edge January 16, 2016 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    That was a welcome trip round your garden, as ours is buried under snow again!

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      I’ve just read a weather report that says it’s headed south!

  37. Freda January 16, 2016 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Your winter garden is splendid – extra-intense pleasure. One sad little primula here which has been flowering, one flower at a time, since August!

    • Jessica January 16, 2016 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      Wait till your birches have their lovely white bark, that will be splendid!

  38. Anna January 16, 2016 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    ‘Jacquenetta’ is a beautiful little ‘drop Jessica. It’s a bad year/good year depending from which point of view you are reading this for snowdrops and slugs 🙁 A witch hazel for a fiver!!! Now that’s what I call a bargain.

    • Jessica January 17, 2016 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      An incredible bargain. It’s a nice shape too. The slugs are a real problem this year. They’ve also nobbled all the flowers on a new hellebore bought from Rosemoor.

  39. Sue C. January 16, 2016 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    That is a fabulous camellia and I love the witch hazels – none here yet. It’s sad when you have to net the snowdrops isn’t it? I have to do the same with several plants – rabbits are the problem here. Your close-up photos are excellent – do you use a macro lens?

    • Jessica January 17, 2016 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      I’d love a macro lens, but for the moment we just try to get very sharp images using a tripod, as zoomed in as possible, then crop them.

  40. homeslip January 17, 2016 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Gorgeous. I need a rest day today (we have heating and lighting at the cottage) so I thought I could just about manage the 5 minute trip to Wisley to sniff the hundreds of new witch hazels which line the new winter walk. Ominously I have seen a pheasant strutting in the cottage garden.

    • Jessica January 17, 2016 at 10:09 pm - Reply

      Oh to be five minutes from Wisley.. although it would cost me a fortune!
      The appearance of a pheasant is a worrying development. Anything that stands out like a jewel, especially at this time of year with little in bloom, will be vulnerable. That’s why I caged the single snowdrop. Of course, he will need a name..

  41. snowbird January 17, 2016 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    I think a lot of plants will go into shock now the cols weather has kicked in. Nice to see your blooms, especially the witch-hazel’s and hellebores, how I love hellebores!xxx

    • Jessica January 17, 2016 at 10:13 pm - Reply

      Me too. I’ve got some with flower buds sown from seed a couple of years back.. it’s going to be exciting waiting to see what colour they turn out to be.

  42. Chloris January 17, 2016 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    I love that dear little Narcissus and what an amazing Camellia. Dont you think the hellebores are particularly good this year? And with wonderful witch hazel like yours in bloom, the garden is a wonderful place to be. If only it wasn’ t so cold.

    • Jessica January 20, 2016 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      Really cold last night.. we awoke to a winter wonderland, or as much of one as you can get with frost. The hellebores would do a lot better if the slugs left them alone. Hopefully a taste of winter will slow those wretched molluscs down a bit!

  43. CherryPie January 17, 2016 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    A lovely splash of colour for the winter months 🙂

    • Jessica January 20, 2016 at 8:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks Cherie. It’s all looking a bit sorry for itself after last night’s cold blast!

  44. Donna@Gardens Eye View January 17, 2016 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Beautiful blooms…I love the cage for those special blooms….those darn slugs just get in to everything.

    • Jessica January 20, 2016 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      They do. Slug damage is especially bad this year. They have been thriving in the damp, mild winter. After 36 hours of cold we’re due to get back to double figures again, even at night!

  45. bittster January 18, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I’m already imagining that hedge of camellia! What a pleasure that will be and nice to see your winter flowering plantings starting to grow up and put on a show. It’s really starting to come together there 🙂

    • Jessica January 20, 2016 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      I think that is the most satisfying part of gardening, watching things grow and the tapestry start to weave itself together. Every year it gets a little better.

  46. Sarah January 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Your plants look lovely and encouraging me to go and visit a garden centre and spend some money! Thank you for the encouraging words of not working! Sarah x

    • Jessica January 20, 2016 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      I’m sure you will enjoy having the freedom that comes with organising your own time. It’s very easy to take on too much though, leave yourself plenty of time to relax. Says she.. ho ho ho.

  47. Mark and Gaz January 18, 2016 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Al those blooms, promises of Spring!

    • Jessica January 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Oh, I can’t wait for Spring. Especially sitting here with my feet slowly turning to blocks of ice..

  48. wherefivevalleysmeet January 19, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Dear Jessica – no snow in your garden either – I think that we must both be living along the same snow-free corridor – long may it continue.
    What a joyous splash of bright pink from your camellia along with all of the spring bulbs that are opening out so early this year.

    • Jessica January 20, 2016 at 8:34 pm - Reply

      The bulbs must have had a bit of a shock this morning.. only down to -5 but it looked like Siberia out there for a while. Proper hoar frost.

  49. Jo January 21, 2016 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    I love the witch hazel, that’s something I’d definitely have in my garden if I had the room. Perhaps your special snowdrop would be safer in a pot in the greenhouse, you’d get to see it better at eye level too.

    • Jessica January 21, 2016 at 8:34 pm - Reply

      I was thinking along the same lines Jo, keep the special ones in pots until they have bulked up a bit and then put ‘spare’ bulbs outside in the garden. That way I’ll always have at least some of them looking good.

  50. Helene January 22, 2016 at 1:54 am - Reply

    I have tried taking camellia cuttings before but was never successful, is your new propagator heated with a thermostat? What setting did you use if so? I got a heated propagator but it has no thermostat so it just heats a few degrees above ambient. Useless really, didn’t really know what I was buying!

    Lovely to see all your flowers, I hope most of them survived the week. Back to mild weather again now. Let’s hope this was winter done with for us all.

    • Jessica January 22, 2016 at 10:32 am - Reply

      The propagator was a bit of a splurge last year, it’s specially designed for cuttings and has a water reservoir at the bottom with a pump that continually mist sprays heated water around the ends of the cuttings. My rationale was that it will pay for itself many times over the years, giving me the ability to quickly propagate the plants that I buy and fill up some of the huge expanses of soil. Planting the whole space with garden centre plants would be totally unaffordable for me. If the camellia cuttings all thrive the propagator will have paid for itself already. Link is here

      • Helene January 22, 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

        Oooh, I like!
        A bit expensive for me right now, but I would very much like to swap the one I have for this one 🙂

        • Jessica January 22, 2016 at 12:27 pm - Reply

          I probably got about 50 new plants out of it last year alone.. lonicera nitida for hedging, gaura, penstemon, callistemon, hydrangea, maybe even a magnolia in addition to the camellia cuttings. The problem is that they are still very tiny and it will take many years to get them to garden centre size, especially the shrubs. But you’ve got to start somewhere.. !

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