Six on Saturday: Is it winter?

19 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: Is it winter?”

    1. Probably a squirrel as they tend to leave a great mess – rats take food to eat elsewhere
      If it is in the title it could be a number of things – I have a random border set up that randomises the image every time you open the blog. Could you give more detail?

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      1. If it is on a background of blue sky then it is Honey Lily – not really a lily; Allium nectaracsardium. Related to garlic and doesn’t smell like honey at all. The flowers are very tall and last for ages. I planted more bulbs this year as I like them so much last year

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  1. I am impressed to already see in some gardens daffodils already in bloom. Mine are late but the cold suddenly will certainly slow down a little. I like the flower of your first picture above 2 photos of Camellia. Very beautiful

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    1. Thanks! I am worried that the sudden cold will ruin some things – but when we had snow in March new growth just regrew so hopefully the same will happen again. The camellia came with the house and I love it in Feb covered in red flowers.

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  2. Be still my heart seeing daffodils in bloom! I love them, and here in the northeast of the US, mine won’t bloom for quite awhile. Maybe yours know you’ll be away in February and that’s why they’re blooming for your enjoyment now!

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  3. A squirrel has recently discovered our garden. Worried now. I didn’t know they ate bulbs. Hopefully the bird food will be enough for him. Those daffodils are very early. They look lovely though.

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    1. Thanks, I find squirrels don’t like the daffodil or allium families so those are safe. Crocus and tulips on the other hand are eaten with abandon. The only problem is when they dig up daffodils/alliums they won’t replant them when they decide they’re not tasty.

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  4. Good point about the shrinking bulbs! The daffs are lovely, I adore the bog standard big yellow beasts. All those lovely buds, won’t be long. It made me laugh about you going off to buy some dahlias that you don’t have room for, I am sure you will be able to cram them in somewhere!

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    1. The daffodils are ‘King Alfred’ – I like a no nonsense large daffodil – a traditionalist, am I. I found a solution for the dahlia conundrum – I will dig up my least favourite and give them to my friend who has none -making room for my new fancy purchases!

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  5. It seems that a lot of daffs are confused with when they should be flowering – I hope they don’t take too badly to the beast from the east (or whatever level of cold weather we actually get in reality). I didn’t know squirrels eat crocus flowers! We blamed the local deer population for all our purple crocus flowers “vanishing” the other year (I spotted three deer munching on something in the garden around that point, so we’re guessing that’s what they were eating)

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  6. I don’t have any shady spots – it is the entire garden that is in the shade for half the year. The sun is low in the sky and is blocked by buildings between Nov and Feb. Other time of the year it is blazing sun so I just resign myself to only grow veg in summer. Winter veg can be grown in the allotment so this year I will divide and conquer and assign to back garden or allotment depending on conditions needed.

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