A Russian proverb
The airspace above the garden is usually taken by large airliners flying to and from the Caribbean and South American destinations. However this strange craft was observed recently hovering over the Jurassic Garden. It stayed briefly and then disappeared. Later the owner provided us with some aerial photographs of our latest project taken by the drone.
|photograph courtsey of JJ Studios|
|photograph courtesy of JJ Studios|
Some winter flowering pansies have been planted to brighten up the garden but there is till a lot of colour remaining.
|Two plastic planks left over made a good shape|
Once the membrane had been laid to stop the weeds from coming through some spare limestone chippings were put inside and the cold frame base made good. The cold frame will be a useful asset to the garden enabling young plants to be hardened off once taken out of the greenhouse.
The greenhouse has become a holding bay for many plants which will remain there now until the Spring. Then they will be planted in the Jurassic Garden. We have been kindly given a good range of magnificent plants including some very large ferns
|Ferns and Banana plants|
|Various large leaved plants|
|The insectivorous plants are shutting down for the winter period.|
Finally insects are still on the wing even this late into December. Buff-tailed bumble bees are still regularly observed and both Red Admiral and Peacock butterflies have been seen recently. An ichneumon wasp was seen apparently drinking from rain spots on a car!
The school breaks up on friday for the Christmas holidays. We take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.