Spring is coming to Hidcote (Feb)

secret of snowdrop

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it was snow out side

on 3rd of Feb 2015

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whose foot prints are these?

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●Ivy & Rose Pruning

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Ivy has grown a lot for a year! we pruned it to the wall.

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after pruning! very tidy 😉

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“Wall Rose pruning”. First, look at the each stem and think and chose which stem we need this year to have many nice and healthy flowers and also think whole shape of the shrub at the same time. ummm 『pruning』 is needed the ability to look ahead to the future and make decision quicky. I like 『pruning』training!

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we need to be careful when working with this rose as it has very strong thorn.

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can you see beautiful horizontal line?? we made it!

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the results after fighting with Rose…I need training more!

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it was completed like this☆

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////////////////////////////////   Still SNOW   ///////////////////////////////

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snow

snow

snowdrops

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Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore pleno’

In England, Spring is coming with SNOW DROP(Galanthus)

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snowdrop “moss ball” at Chelsea Physic Garden. this idea is besed on Japanese horticultural technique.

plants of winter

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Clematis tibetana ssp. vernayi

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snow drop(Galanthus) & Primrose juliae(Primula)

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Symphoricarpos albus. it looks like snow or sugar ball;)

●Winter Task !

even in Winter, we have lots of things to do in the garden!

tidying up, weeding, pruning, scratching ground…

@Pillar Garden

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there is still snow on the ground in the shadow.

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『KONNICHIWA~』we work speaking Japanese sometime!『TANOSHII~』:)

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After tidying up on the ground⇒Scratching the ground to make it look NICE♪

@Poppy Garden

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Go trough the green gate! you will see…

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Poppy garden !

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I can feel spring is coming little by little…

we can find “new shoots”IMG_8968 IMG_8969

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here in Poppy Garden. She found many animal bones and this was one of them, pig teeth. wow

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”Spring is coming soon”  After we tidied up the ground, new shoots coming up from ground are seen clearly.

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most of time I’ve worked very near the ground. I like looking up sky. Lots of Buds on branches are growing and growing every moment for blooming in Spring.

●preparing for opening for public of the next day… 

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Gravering a road to make it look NICE & TIDY

●Plants Identification

Triad trainee, We are in charge of Plants Identification! Let’s find plants which is at their best!

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Daphne. it reminds me of Spring! I would like you to smell it;)))

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plants hunter!

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fufufu~♪

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This is beautiful idea. need some cutie bins,label,string and a wooden basket♪ I’ll do it at home as well♪

////////////////////////////////  Beech Allee in February ///////////////////////////////

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peaceful time. one of my favorite part of the garden.

One comment

  1. Douglas Needham

    You did a great job pruning. I love the little basket of blooming shrubs and bulb flowers! It is very pretty and educational for Hidcote’s guests. Thanks for sharing.

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