Saturday, January 05, 2013

Win some - Lose some.

 Christine, a doughty local councillor - long gone - gave me this rosemary and I loved the way it fragranced my billowing sheets.  Now - after severe hacking pronounced dead.(:

 The berberis - not a favourite but I didn't want it hacked - just lowered.

A beautiful clematis -a feature of the house smelling of vanilla.  a few shoots appeared and my hopes were raised, but now they have gone and I fear I've lost it.:(

All is not lost - here is the first daffodil:)

And a rose:)

Winter jasmine:)

A whatsit:)

And a primrose which defies destruction! Today is a special day.  See link below
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23 comments:

OldLady Of The Hills said...

How lovely t see these Beautiful Blooms at this time of year...Roses!! WOW!
As the saying goes--WHERE THERE'S LIFE, THERE'S HOPE!

LL Cool Joe said...

We had this beautiful tree in our garden, don't ask me what it is, and it's died. It's kinda sad. Plus a pain in the butt to get get rid of now too.

Pat said...

Naomi: I must delay Karen digging them out. I hope not not to lose them all.

Joey: gettingrid is the bug bear.
Sadly nothing lasts for ever.

Granny Annie said...

Did I miss something? Who did all the hacking and did you want it done?

Pat said...

Granny Annie: well there are the tree loppers who outdid themselves and there's Karen my gardener.
It will teach me to pay more attention. I tend to let them get on with it.

Mage said...

I admit that I hack roses, but not rosemary. WOW. So sorry you lost those plants.

Congratulations on your many years together. Bravo!

kenju said...

What Naomi said!! Lovely to see them this time of year!!

Chef Files said...

Clematis and jasmine, two very unique fragrances from my childhood trips to the aunties house in Largs. I long for the spring time on the west coast of Scotland every time I am away in the sun.

Pat said...

Mage: thank you. I'll stop moaning and get myself to the nursery to replace them.

Judy: we are having very mild days lately - but it won't last.

Chef: no sympathy here matey whilst you've been lolling in the sunshine. I'll bet you even have a tan.

mapstew said...

I'll bet he has an EVEN tan! (runs away chuckling loudly! Dinnae worry, he'll ne'er hit a wee wan!) :¬)

xxx

savannah said...

i keep thinking we'll get serious about planting this year, but . . .
xoxoxox

Pat said...

Map: living dangerously again:)

Savannah: you'll probably grow into it- but don't leave it too long.xoxoxo

Eryl said...

You have daffs and roses already, goodness?!

Love the word, 'doughty.' Though I'm not sure I'd like it applied to me.

Macy said...

Pat - You have flowers already????? The words "life" and "unfair" are coming to mind.
That and a long sulk starting....

Marjolein said...

Our gardener is going to come round the day after tomorrow. I wonder if all the plants that are going to be moved will survive!

Pat said...

Eryl: just reminded myself of the definition and it does describe the late Christine to a tee.
I seem to remember publishing photos of daffs and primroses every January. One of the perks of living in the SW.

Macy: look at what I have lost and take heart:)

Marjolein: you'll have to say a little prayer:)

Gadjo Dilo said...

Have you got all these things blooming in your garden right now?? Out here it's also comparatively mild for the time of year, but the flowers still all dropped off as normal. I've never pruned my clematis as I'm never sure if it's still alive, then just when I assume it's not it starts growing again from scratch - lovely when it's out though.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

This post encapsulates the entire Lion King circle-of-life plot point. Clever, you.

Pat said...

Gadjo: yes they are all as is - as was - last Saturday - the 5th.
Guard your clematis with your life!

UB:I'd like to say that was my idea butI'd be lying;)

Guyana-Gyal said...

When something I've planted dies, I'm quite upset. And you've lost 3! But the *whatsit* is pretty and bright, isn't it?

Pat said...

GG: One should wait a year before totally giving up on them but I think the rosemary is just too old.
I'll get another the next time I'm in the nursery.

rashbre said...

Wow - daffodils already! I know I should be more impressed with the rose but I expect it's some kind of stunt rose?

Pat said...

Rashbre: Yes I think the rose is late rather than early.