This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Blitzen and Christmas flowers

Nine days to Christmas and more snow is on the way!
The forecast for Northern Ireland... cold and snow. Looks like the weekend will be good for mulled wine, hot chocolate and Christmas movies.

Blitzen Sr (pictured left) is looking a little stressed (this is his busy time of year!).

Hope your holiday shopping is stress free!
Aren't these Cyclamen gorgeous. They make nice house plants or many varieties are hardy. Photo taken at Donegore Garden Centre.
Woulsn't this make a great Christmas gift! The primrose, cyclamen and other plants look so healthy. Creative and lasting longer than a tin of chocolates!

Happy holidays - have a great week!


  1. I love cyclamen and if you keep them in the right place they flower for ages. Much, much, much longer than any box of chocolates near me. :=)

  2. I love primroses, they're such a delicate colour. We keep getting some snow flurries this morning but it's not laying yet.

  3. If I were Blitzen, I'd be stressed, too!

  4. Hi Kelli, we have had very heavy snowfall down here so I expect you have had some by now too!

  5. Yes, snow, snow and more snow for us in North Ireland. It started falling on Friday and they say its the worse snow we've had in 25 years.