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

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Simply enjoyable weather

A little seasonal arrangement (pictured left) has lasted and lasted. It's simply a plastic  pot with some twine tied around it, and bit of greenery/pine covering the container and pushed into the sides. 

It's planted with a few daffodil bulbs and pansies. It also has a few shrub cuttings stuck into it. I've been amazed at how long the pine and shrub branches have lasted considering they are just stuck around the edges of the container (no roots on them). This little seasonal container has been outside since before Christmas and it looks like there will soon be daffodil blooms as well as pansy flowers to keep it going.  

I'm afraid I didn't make it. It was bought for £5. A good idea for a low cost container!

Its been a bit colder  lately with some snow. 
Perfect weather for walks. Pictured: Cushendall, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Of course, no snow on the beach, but very cold! Cushendun, County Antrim

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  1. It looks ver cold. I can imagine that the sea air can be damp and cold then add wind. We have sun today. I walked downtown to pay some bills, get the mail, and go to the bank. It was a bit windy, but warm and pleasant. Are you ready to garden yet? Yes, and interesting little arrangement. It will be pretty when it blooms.

  2. That's very cold with snows around! Hope the plants survive well!

  3. What a lovely seasonal arrangement. You don't mind paying out for something when it lasts so well. We've got snow here today, the cold weather has finally arrived.

  4. It looks like a lovely little arrangement & a good price too. x

  5. Wettish snow here today not going out for a walk type snow just the slushy stuff.

  6. The photo of snow in sunshine (your second photo) makes the scenery look inviting despite the evident cold. I bet it was rather unpleasant on top of the hill in the background, if there was any wind blowing!

  7. A nice little arrangement and it will be pretty blooming. I love the photos, even if cold, the scenery is beautiful and you look lovely, all warm and cozy!

  8. Well, maybe in Ireland you see snow as a walking weather, but not here! It has been down below zero F lately, and nobody walks at that temperature!