A very Happy New Year dear friends. How lovely it must be to have blooming heather, or blooming anything at this time of year! But snowdrops - wow! - they're early aren't they?Stay well, be happy always.Hugs from us both.
It seems really early for snowdrops, Rosemary, but Happy New Year to you and the snowdrops! All the best - David
Happy New Year to you and your family, Rosemary!
Happy New Year. I would have thought the snowdrops would have flowered before the heather. Shows how long it is since I was in the U.K.in winter.
There are two distinct types of heather - those that only tolerate acidic soil which you will probably have seen growing on the moors. They flower during the summer months and into the early autumn. I do not have acidic soil but alkaline soil and the heathers that I grow are able to tolerate my conditions, but they produce their flowers during the late winter through to the spring.
Dear Rosemary, Do I see Primula Auricula in the little pots? Would love to see a photo of your snowdrops. Wishing you and your family the very Best in the coming year.
Dear Gina - the little pots along with the house were all made by two of my granddaughters - the pots are made from something called Fimo clay and the house is cardboard but it has orange tissue windows which light up when the sunshines through the house.
Happy New Year. The seasonal bulb clock has started ticking again and it's getting lighter each day from now on. Reason enough to be cheerful.
A very Happy New Year to you, Rosemary. How lovely to have the heathers adding colour to your garden.
Peace, goodwill and a Happy New Year to you, too, dear Rosemary! I love your granddaughters handiworks - it seems all in your family are creative and talented. What good genes! xx
A Happy New Year to you too!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! It sounds wonderful to be in a land where snowdrops and signs of spring are beginning! Heavenly. Here in Newfoundland, where winters are long and harsh, we won't see any snowdrops until early May. Yet, there is much beauty and peace to be found when you're snowbound.
Thank you for your visit Sandy aka Doris the Great - I do appreciate your visit and also what you say here about the beauty and peace found when snowbound. We had a particularly heavy, for us, snowfall two weeks before Christmas, it was very beautiful and yes, peaceful. However, winter snow is not something that we either expect or experience here every year and so as a country we are not well equiped handle and deal with snowy conditions on a long term basis.
Best wishes for a very happy 2023 Rosemary! Love from a rainy, grey island & Titti
Happy New Year to you and your family, Rosemary! My best wishes for you. Britta
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