25 September 2017

Bloomin' Lovely - Winter

I know its been a long time between posts, but seeing that this is a blog mostly about vegetable gardening and there hasn't been anything being produced in the vegetable garden there really hasn't been anything to write about.

Now that spring has arrived the plants in the vegetable garden are slowly starting to produce, but nothing of significance, so today I thought I would share some of the flowers that have been blooming in my garden over winter.

Jonquils, one of my favourite flowers, their fragrance always takes me back to my childhood and my mother's garden.

 Another one from my childhood, Snowdrops.

The calendulas have been blooming for months now and show no signs of stopping anytime soon.

Carnations make a lovely addition to any flower garden, this one  was grown from a cutting taken from a store bought bunch.

Looking like a mound of snow in the garden Alyssum are a favourite with the bees.

Marguerite daisy, the blackbirds have built a nest in this one and there was at last count three eggs in it.

White oxalis

And finally tiny pink flowers on one of my succulents, it is the first time it's flowered.

Hopefully I will be back in a few days with an update on the vegetable garden, I hope your gardens are bloomin' lovely too.


  1. So very pretty, Jan. Flowers just make my heart sing! As strange as it sounds, I think the veggie garden here will produce less this Spring than it did in the Winter. The winter was very mild but so far this Spring is already so hot and dry that I have scaled back planting significantly. All week it's forecast to be in the 30Cs and there's no rain about.

    1. I can't imagine a world without flowers, how dismal it would be. I think we are in for a very dry summer as well so I'm not sure how much planting, if any, I will do this season. I hope you get some decent rain soon

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