I may not have much time left to post this blog due to snow being forecast, however not in Surrey. Yesterday, I went out in the garden and I found, much to my surprise, raspberries on my canes. I know that you can get either spring or autumn fruiting raspberry canes, but to have them fruiting in December is something else.
My style of gardening can best be described as that of 'benign neglect'. Put the plant in, preferably in favourable condition, ie when it's raining, that's when I usually seem to have that spare 5 minutes to go and plant something in the garden. Then it is watered, when remembered and then usually totally ignored. Finally if it survives, the need to remember what it was that was actually planted there and if it dies, to pull it out and to repeat the process with another new plant.
Having said that, there are several plants on which I have lavished loving and tender care, principally our hedge. We have about 150 feet street frontage and after we bought the house we realised that most of the hedge was either dead or on its last legs. Being on display to the street can totally improve one's gardening skills. We now have a lovely hedge of leylandii, laurel, pyracnatha and escallonia. The pyracantha was the big success story.
Back to the title though, it's not just the raspberries which are acting in an unseasonal manner. Our lobelia is having a lovely time, mixing with the primroses, the camellias are budding and an unidentified shrub has its flowers. All in all, a bit of a mixed up garden, but it does look lovely!
Back to our lovely websites, Fabric and Ribbon has gorgeous half metre packs of material, several different packs and themes now available, come and take a look. All packs have a 10% discount over buying the material separately.
There is still time to order Azique's delightful Christmas hairbands and scrunchies, each supplied in its own matching organza bag - a wonderful treat for any little girl and a festive stocking filler.