December 2020

This December has so far been very mild here in Our Garden@19 with only one frost.

The cannas and dahlias are all lifted…..

….safely stored in the garden shed with fleece covering for the cold nights.

The tender plants are divided between the two greenhouses…

Two small areas have been planted with Tulips also Foxgloves, Wallflowers and Forget-me-nots, along with several pots in the hope that we will be able to join the village church open gardens in early May.

One of the many ‘Estate’ maintenance jobs for this winter was to replace the trellis fence between the White and Green garden and the Blue Borders…

It edges the path where the badgers enter the garden, I was concerned, due to its poor condition, they would push through into this area of the garden instead of following their usual path via the ground bird feeder.

With help from my brother, we managed to replace it in one day with Rebar steel mesh normally used in reinforced concrete, without doing too much damage to the climbing Iceberg rose.

In The Oriental Garden the Magnolia ‘Stella’ fury buds are forming.

One of my aims within the garden is to try and have something in flower or of interest in the garden throughout the year, this month it is the Hamamelis Moll  Pallida (Witch Hazel).

Below is the last garden tour video for 2020, here’s hoping for a better 2021. Please turn your sound on select full screen, play and enjoy.

16 thoughts on “December 2020

  1. Lovely! I am very envious of those wire covers for your tulip pots. Are they homemade? I need something similar with a smaller mesh though (against mice). Happy Christmas Brian!

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  2. You’ve been busy! I am lucky that I can leave the canna and dahlia in the ground. The local fauna seem to leave the garden alone for the moment, we only had a problem with the sangliers or wild pigs one year when it was very cold. Amelia

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  3. A Happy Christmas to you Brian! Your garden and greenhouse look most well tucked in and cosy for the winter. I’m sure that there will be heavier frosts soon. I like that different shaped seasonal wreath 😄

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  4. Well done for a busy December in the garden, Brian – I will go back and watch the video later. Do you label your dahlias in storage – or is each tray just one variety? My very best wishes to you both for now and 2021

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