Lost

I think it’s time I explained my absence and am grateful for the people who have stuck with me.

8 weeks ago my Mum, my best friend, my World was diagnosed with brain, bowel and liver cancer.

Admitted to Sheffield University Hospital for ‘Gamma Knife’ laser treatment on her brain tumour, the professionals were 90% sure the treatment would be successful. After 2.5 weeks in Sheffield, she was transferred to Worcester Royal Hospital. After a further 2.5 weeks of fighting, unfortunately a build up of fluid on the brain took my best friend away from me and she died at 10:15 pm on Sunday 19th June.

My Mum was the biggest fan of my blog and really enjoyed reading it. After her funeral on 7th July, I will be back blogging as normal as I know in my heart she would want this.

My Mum was my ‘green-fingered’ inspiration and without her, I have to admit to struggling.

Blooming at BBHQ

If the promise of buds wasn’t exciting enough, the nursery is now full of lovely colour 🙂

Here’s what is currently in bloom:

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ANCHUSA Blue Angel The issue I had with the aphids obviously wasn’t a problem for these little beauties!

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ANTIRRHINUM Liberty Classic These are really taking off now!

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CALENDULA Fruit Twist What a fab range of colours!

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CALIFORNIAN POPPY Golden West Looking fab!!

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CALIFORNIAN POPPY ‘Jelly Beans’ Have never grown these before and I LOVE the range of colours they have bloomed with

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DIANTHUS Deltoides Really coming on a treat now

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DIANTHUS Panda Mix Love these – grow them every year!

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GERANIUM ‘Joy’

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HYDRANGEA

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MARIGOLD Durango Mix Some survived!!!

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POTENTILLA Miss Willmott Just the one flower so far

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TRADESCANTIA ‘White’

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Even my bin bag is blooming 🙂

In Bud at BBHQ

Peeps, I am so sorry that I haven’t updated for a while, ‘life’ has just got in the way a bit.

So, there is some EPIC catching up to do as anyone with greenfingers knows, things really get a wriggle on in the garden at this time of year.

I wanted to start with an update on what is just coming into bud in the nursery.  I love this stage of a plants’ development because you’re on the cusp of receiving your rewards for all the nurturing you have been doing.

So, here’s whats currently ‘in bud’

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CAMPANULA ‘Double White’ An enormous bud on this!!

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GAILLARDIA ‘Burgunder’ So close!!!!

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GERANIUM I bought these Geraniums as a ‘mix’ lot so it makes it even more exciting that I won’t know what variety it is until it blooms 🙂

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HEMEROCALLIS Highland Lord These buds are HUGE!

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HEMEROCALLIS Daring Deception This plant is covered in buds 🙂

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SHASTA DAISY Alaska Look at the size of that!!!

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ZINNIA Starlight Rose Small, but perfectly formed!!

Plants on eBay 12/05/16

The last couple of days has been about getting all of the plants I have ready to go back onto eBay.

I’ve even surprised myself just how many varieties I currently have available so, here’s a list of everything that has gone on today:

eBay Page Link

Antirrhinum ‘Tom Thumb’ 40 plugs

Aster ‘Duchess Yellow’ 9 cm

Bidens ‘Golden Eye’ 9 cm

Campanula ‘Double White’ 9 cm

Campanula ‘Carpatica Blue’ 9 cm

Cleome ‘Rose Queen’ 9 cm

Dianthus ‘Deltoides’ 9 cm

Echinacea ‘Pow Wow Wild Berry’ 2 Litre

Euphorbia ‘Fireglow’ 1 Litre

Geranium ‘Derrick Cook’ 1 Litre

Hemerocallis ‘Fooled Me’ 2 Litre

Nemesia ‘Poetry’ PINK 1 Litre

Nemesia ‘Poetry’ PURPLE 1 Litre

Papaver ‘Miss Piggy’ 1 Litre

Penstemon ‘Vesuvius’ 2 Litre

Poppy ‘Golden West’ 9 cm

Potentilla ‘Miss Wilmott’ 9 cm

Potentilla ‘Monarch’s Velvet’ 9 cm

Primula ‘Denticulata Mix’ 1 Litre

Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ 2 Litre

Sedum ‘spurium’ 1 Litre

Shasta Daisy ‘Alaska’ 1 Litre

Tradescantia ‘Mix’ 1 Litre

That’s a total of 23 varieties!!!