How does your garden grow?

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Well, what a mixed week of weather we’ve had! In the last three days alone we’ve gone from -7C and glorious blue skies; to 0C and snow; to 15C and torrential rain! Whoever said that New England has four seasons in one day (or so) was not kidding!

The snow was really just a flurry, but heavy enough to result in wet, cold children on the school run.

The rain was very heavy, and resulted in the whole family needing to change when we got home from school!

My garden is looking a bit sad…

This week also saw the last of our clearing of leaves (hopefully!) – another 12 bags/bins went out for yard waste pick up yesterday!

And, we finally got round to planting our Amaryllis. The 7yo had chosen it and he took great pride in planting it. It’s growing at an incredible rate and he is fascinated by it, measuring it each afternoon! The last two photos were taken two days apart, the first one of them having been taken only four days after we planted it. I really need to start taking regular photos of it’s progress!

The planting of the Amaryllis led to the searching of You Tube for the Paul Kaye ‘Is this the way to Amarillo?’ video which has led to the 4yo singing ‘Is this the way to Amaryllis…’ at regular intervals all week :)

I’ll leave you with a wintery stroll, the trees are now (on the whole) bare. On a particularly grey day it felt as if the world was in black and white – until I chanced upon some yellow berries.

There can be no denying that winter is now well and truly on its way.

I am linking up with the wonderful Mammasaurus again for her ‘How does your garden grow?’ linky. Click on the badge and be inspired.

10 thoughts on “How does your garden grow?”

  1. Loving the dramatic bare branches against the sky! Such bizarre weather you’ve have, people keep telling me it’s going to get really cold here too but I’m not convinced just yet.

    I’ve never grown an amaryllis but having seen your post and An Exeter Mums I think I should have a bash!

    Thanks for joining in again – stay warm! x

  2. thereadingresidence

    That’s quite changeable weather! Am hoping that you have managed to do the last leaf clear up, as it does appear to be a huge job, and enjoy that amaryllis x

  3. More bags of leaves, gosh you must have had so many. Such a huge job! Amazing how changeable your weather has been, I’m sure it will start getting colder here too soon. We’ve been told to expect 3 months of the coldest weather EVER! Great job with the Amaryllis :)

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