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Spring in my Winter Garden.


Spring in my Winter Garden.

This is my Kilmarnock weeping Salix just starting to show her silvery catkins, proving life is returning to my garden at long last! I have underplanted it with Hellibores and a Clematis, that will later climb through the Salix to prolong flowering interest.



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lovely little tree flori ;o)

2 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks San! It never looks much at this early stage of regrowth, but this is an ideal tree for a pot, or in a small area, as it won't get much bigger than this either, and I do like its weeping habit too. Am chuffed you like it :~))

2 Apr, 2010

 

i do and may get one when i do my centre circle, once pond sorted out that is lol,

3 Apr, 2010

 

Are you still having rain over your way San? It just doesn't seem to want to stop here, and trying to get washing dry is a total nightmare, specially when you don't have a tumble dryer! Was so sad to hear about your pond headache, but what fantastic support all the GoYs gave to try and help you get through the worst of it !! . I have been there too, my friend, my heart truly went out to you and Baz after all that hard work you both put in, but with a bit of time and patience, you will have a fantastic water feature to be justifiably proud of!! This weeping Salix is the perfect tree for a centre circle, should you decide to get one for your design San, plus you can grow a Clematis up it as I do, so you get summer interest as well.:~))

3 Apr, 2010

 

Mine is nt fully out yet this one is smashing and love your spring garden beautiful.

3 Apr, 2010

 

Yes, I like the weeping habit too. Beautiful arches.

3 Apr, 2010

 

Why thank you Sixpence and Gurth, I am rather fond of these little trees, and it does look good near water. I have another one next to the other pond in my Summer Garden area, near my Pergola, but that one really needs thining out this year! :~))

3 Apr, 2010

 

I will look forward to seeing your summer garden Floribunda : O )

3 Apr, 2010

 

If it EVER stops raining you will Sixpence I promise!! lolx

3 Apr, 2010

 

sorry late answering flori, had to shoot off lol, its been sunny here for two days and should be tomoz to, thanx for your kind understanding with the pond, we hope to start on it tomoz building ground up again and hope to get the water out to, everyone has been so very kind and its helped so much, will let everyone know when its sorted out, clematis up the little tree sounds lovely, what a good idea flori, hope you start to get better weather to :o)) we could all do with a good summer x

3 Apr, 2010

 

very nice.........

3 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks Holly......Has been so wet here for last two days, I don't think it stopped raining today at all San! Sunday spose to be showers, but monday dry~ oh please let it be dry, or my plants taking up scuba training lol!

3 Apr, 2010

 

lol flori, some of my have been know to do back stroke to

4 Apr, 2010

 

Up to a few days ago, all you could see of my plants were little snorkles everywhere lol! But, last few days, that strange yellow orb in the sky has cast her warm glow over my garden, hence my absence on GoY, and I now have plants lazing on deckchairs and sipping Miracle Grow mixers, and wearing sunglasses lol!!

10 Apr, 2010

 

lol flori can just picture it hahah

10 Apr, 2010

 

San, girl, you are just as nutty as me, and I love it!!!! tee hee hee :~)))

10 Apr, 2010

 

;o)))) x

11 Apr, 2010

 

Looking very pretty, how do you keep it so open? or is it still quite young? :-)

30 Apr, 2010

 

Hello Ba, always a joy to hear from you again! Just after Winter it does look awful bare. though have added extra planting now,but now Spring has well and trully sprung, it has filled out a lot more. It is kept fairly open,as not that large an area. We originally thought of it as a place for our smoker friends to sit out, as neither my OH or I smoke, but we tend to use this seated area during any nice days during Winter,after we have shut down the main garden, as it is close to the house. Am glad you like it though my friend :~))x

30 Apr, 2010

 

This is really pretty!

13 May, 2010

 

Thank you,Mh, for your kind comment~I must admit i do love this Patio area,and use it a lot~it could do with a bit of freshening up on the paintwork now though,lol!

13 May, 2010

 

not seen this b 4 and i grow clems up any thing i can find as well .like minds i think lol

24 May, 2010

 

This is a great little tree, Cristina, and will stay about this height, though since this photo taken, it has really thickened out. I adore Clematis, so like you, Cristina, if it stands still long enough, I will plant a clem to grow up into it! Lol!! :~))x

25 May, 2010

 

Bet this garden is just nice for sitting in the morning with a good cuppa and the morning paper!

27 Jun, 2010

 

Hello Katkins! You are so right, it is! I even occasionally sit out here with a glass of wine in the evening....... thank you so much for your lovely comment :~))

28 Jun, 2010

 

Just seen this again Flori and realise my previous comment makes no sense at all lol 8-/ I meant to ask how you keep your Kilmarnock willow so open, mine became a thick lump, or is it a young one, you must have thought me daft asking how you keep your winter garden patio open lol:-))

29 Jun, 2010

 

Ba, after all the nutty stuff posted on my Somerset blog, I dare not think any such thing~you as 'normal' as me! Ha ha ha! My OH cut a lot of dead wood out of this and really opened it up, not that you would think so now it has leafed again! Think you can trim back quite hard, which allows for better air circulation, so can only be good for the tree. Probably best to do it after the catkins have gone over in early Spring. Mine recovered well and is a few years old now, so no reason why yours shouldn't be the same. Hope that helps! :~))x

29 Jun, 2010

 

No, it was in my old garden lol:-))

29 Jun, 2010

 

Yep, just reconsidered~you're daft! LOL! :~))x

29 Jun, 2010

 

:-)))))

30 Jun, 2010



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