20 Jan 2020

Gardening indoors and outside


At the moment the plants around the house and in the garden have become even more of a delight since we're unable to go out except for medical appointments when someone takes us. The indoor hyacinths planted last Autumn are a lovely sight although one of them is pink when I had picked out two Delft blue from the basket of bulbs at the garden centre.  The blue has a stronger fragrance than the pink and yesterday matched the blue sky! The pink schlumbergera flowered over Christmas. It was one that Mr P had split from the parent plant which is growing in a hanging basket.







The recent days have been cold with frost during the early mornings, but taking a look around the garden it was good to see a little colour from the miniature irises, crocuses and pansies as well as other signs of Spring.
Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a pleasant and peaceful week,
Linda :)

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  1. Hyacinths have a formidable and persistent fragrance; in my garden in Italy the Calycanthus is fully blooming - such a persistent perfume too!
    Have a nice week both of you!

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  2. Oh yes, there's definitely some colour on the way and some blue skies too. Hooray!

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    1. Yes, hooray for blue skies and the signs of Springtime :)

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  3. sorry for the cold keeping you indoors. the flowers are all so pretty and I like all the colors.

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    1. It's not the cold keeping us in,Sandra, but we are staying in whilst Mr P recovers from surgery and can only get out if someone takes us to the many medical appointments we need as I don't drive at the moment as I have a problem with my knee. It's good to see plants coming to life in the garden.

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  4. The fragrance of hyacinths this time if the year is lovely. All my best wishes to Mr P on his forthcoming surgery. Hope your knee gets better soon as well x

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    1. I love the fragrance from those hyacinths :) Thank you for your good wishes Molly. Much appreciated :)

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  5. Never tried to grow Hyacinths though I admit the look easy enough to grow. My mother used to grow some schlumbergera (Christmas Cactus as I knew them)but they hav enever been much of a sucess for us. Glad you enjoyed Englefied, I'm visiting churches around the area at the moment

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing the churches in Berkshire and Oxfordshire that you plan to visit this year.

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  6. The hyacinsth is lovely, I can just imagine the scent of it indoors. It's been lovely to have some blue skies and a little sunshine over the last few days they always make you feel more cheerful:)

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    1. It's good to wake up to sunshine! Enjoy your week Rosie whatever you hope to do. I look forward to seeing the places you visit on your outings.

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  7. I almost felt like I could smell the hyacinths. Oh, the colors of your flowers are all beautiful. So happy you have someone that can take you to doctor appointments.

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    1. Any flower in and around the home gives me pleasure. Those little pansies planted in the Autumn have survived well. We haven't had harsh weather conditions as yet. I'm hoping that we don't get snow and ice.

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  8. Although I'm not a gardener I love a flower garden so I've enjoyed your pretty flowers today.
    Diana

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    1. Thank you for your visit Diane. I shall pop over to see you. It's so good to be able to do some virtual travelling over to the other side of the world! 😊

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  9. Beautiful flowers. My Christmas cactus only flowered once and now refuse to flower.

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    1. What a shame re your Christmas cactus! Mr P changed the compost in the hanging basket, split the plant and put one half in another big pot. Both are doing well indoors. The one shown flowered for the first time over Christmas. 😊

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  10. Wow what a delight to see the spring plants arriving so soon.

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    1. Although we've had some frosty mornings most days have been quite mild with some rain so plants are ahead in growth for January. The pansies and irises were a nice surprise to see.

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  11. Glad you have these pretty plants to brighten your day. Hope healing continues well and that your knee is helped or heals...

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  12. Hi Linda. The pink and blue hyacinths look so pretty in their pots. Also the christmas cactus - ours is a bit fussy some years. I read what your husband did with yours so perhaps a freshen up will help.
    Its nice to have a garden, especially when you're required to be at home more than usual.
    Good wishes for healing - for both of you xx

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    1. Hello Sue. It's good to have you visit and thank you for your kind thoughts for our well being. Flowering plants are a joy and I know how much you appreciate yours and then are inspired to create beautiful artwork. All the very best dear Sue :)

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  13. Lovely sights to behold, especially this time of the year. I wish you both much happiness and good health in 2020.

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    1. Thank you Denise for your visit, kind comments and good wishes. All the best to you and your family.

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  14. What beautiful images! I swear I can smell those delightful hyacinths from here.xxx

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    1. Flowering Spring bulbs do give us pleasure during these dull Winter days. It's such little things that we're grateful for - and the hyacinths do look pretty and have a distinctive perfume :)

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  15. I love the hyacinths and can imagine the beautiful and fragrant scent!! Blessings as you enjoy the pleasures of the the garden inside and out!! Love from Japan!!♡

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    1. Thank you Shayndel. Bless you 💕 Linda.

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  16. Lovely colors!! I like the aroma of hyacinths and look forward for ours in the Spring.

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