I honestly didn’t have a blog post set for today. That was until I went for a little walk outside into the garden to pick up any errant litter that had blown in and to have a mooch around to see what was what, as I often do of a morning.
I found that *ahem* too many of my bulbs are pushing up… It’s FAR too early! Here in Yorkshire we have only really had one hard frost so far and we are in mid December! It’s just too warm and I am an really starting to worry about what will happen if we do have a cold snap and… Well… I don’t want to lose my spring bulbs!
This morning I found Hyacinths, Tulips and daffies all pushing. Also… This, whatever it is… Possibly Glory of the snow? Even my bulb pot is showing and if that gets a frost too late then its done for.
Weeds are also taking advantage of the warm, damp weather and getting a head start. Normally I would just go in with a hoe and give the ground a tickle, but I can’t because of all the bulbs pushing up, I’m scared to take the tips off the plants I can’t see just under the soil level.
So, for now I am pricking weeds by hand when they are big enough. Is an actual winter too much to ask for?
On another note… My Venus fly trap has put out another flower spike. With luck it won’t be the same as the last one and need staking. A few people suggest cutting the spike off, as allowing it to grow can weaken the plant a lot, and with mine not looking so hot this year, I may take this advice. Last year it lost a lot of ground after flowering, although it did set a second plantlet.
If anyone has a Fly trap and has a suggestion… Answers on a postcard please. B-)