Monthly Archives: January 2016

Hyacinth problems investigated

Geroge mentioned in one of his recent blog postings that he felt all was not well with one of the Hyacinths. The leaves were discoloured and the flower bud was looking a bit off colour so today he lifted it and … Continue reading

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Stan comments on the early Spring

Whilst it has been an  unusually early season so far, TV and newspaper reports of  daffodils  that should flower at Easter  being  several months early  are exaggerated as a few  types always do flower in January. Rijnveld’s Early Sensation  photographed  … Continue reading

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George checks on his bulbs

A dull wet windy day in Joppa today (Tuesday)  so after completing some domestic chores I went out to the glasshouse to sort out the bulbs. The Hyacinths are greening up well and although ( if you look carefully at the right … Continue reading

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Spring is coming

Although George has had some frost and a light covering of snow in Mediterranean Joppa, some plants are determined to poke their heads above the parapet. Corydalis Beth Evans normally blooms in late February through to mid March and occasionally … Continue reading

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Gardeners’ Delight at Saughton Park

The Caley, is delighted to welcome today’s announcement that the City of Edinburgh Council has been awarded over £3 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore and improve Saughton Park, which will become our new headquarters in Scotland. The Caley … Continue reading

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George’s first 2016 update on his spring bulbs

It is an early year so far and George already has Snowdrops and Iris in full flower. Some of the early daffodil bulbs in the plunge are showing through what must be at least 100mm of compost     and so a … Continue reading

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