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Snappys Gardens Blog is about gardening, flowers, nature, and wildlife.I believe the act of getting your hands dirty in the soil is good for your well being.The garden brings you closer to mother earth, and an awareness of the seasons, and all the life that you come into contact with.I hope it... Full Bio
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A story of two Lilles by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening As i slept for a few hours the plants were busy growing in the dark ready for a new day to make food from photosynthesis. I got up at 7am (second early rising ... Read on »
A Suprising Return Visitor by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening On Monday night I was looking at the left hand border when I spotted a small brown body behind the Hyacinths.I looked down, and the mouse looked up. The next night I took s ... Read on »
A tale of two busy lizzies by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Just out of shot is the white stick with Busy lizzie F1 on the label. I found out its called Carousel mixed, a double blooming flower (BL carousel). I had to trawl ... Read on »
A Tale of Two Flowers by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Cultivated and Wild flowers are blooming in my small but densely planted garden. The third Rosebush nearly in flower. This Red Floribunda is called Red Devil. I hope it ... Read on »
A Tale Of Two Robins by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Two birds with the same common name. They are both called Robin. The top photo is the American Robin that Lisa mentioned in a comment.. The lower photo is one of my ga ... Read on »
A Thing Of Beauty by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The two jobs I wanted to do on my days off were to change the Turtle pond liner for the new Mayfly 250 litre one, and to put up my greenhouse. I have done one of the jo ... Read on »
A thoughtful essay by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening In my email was a gardening one.It started with the editor talking about his mother liked him to look presentable, when he was going out.His garden is seemingly presentable ... Read on »
A typical Bluebell wood (just li ... by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening A typical Bluebell wood (just like my Nanna's fav painting on my front room wall now)  Read on »
A viola that is almost white wit ... by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening A viola that is almost white with grey edging  Read on »
A wooded Glade by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Found on the main border edge.Only a few more photos to go before I move onto the next area's. I think I will do the Mermaid and Whale garden after a few shots of Foxglo ... Read on »
About Harlow Carr by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I went yesterday to the RHS garden at Harlow Carr.As you can tell from the first photo it was raining. The BBC forecast light showers, but it was torrential rainfall mos ... Read on »
Acer palmatum at top of new fenc ... by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Acer palmatum at top of new fence border  Read on »
Act Three: Pine cone by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Autumn means shorter days, cooler nights, and the approach of first frosts. The Leaves change colours gradually,like multicoloured dreamcoats on tree's and fall. I cant wai ... Read on »
Africa, another Chelsea show gar ... by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Africa, another Chelsea show garden (go through the links to look at the Show gardens.they are definitely unique and inventive.)  Read on »
african violet by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening My african violet.It new crown has some flower buds which is the first time ever that an african violet has reflowered.Normally bought from a shop in full bloom they fa ... Read on »
African violet flowers for about ... by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening African violet flowers for about fifth time.These grew on from just a crown of leaves after the last flourish.I love them velvety green leafs and prolific flowers.  ... Read on »
African violet grown from a cut ... by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening African violet grown from a cut leaf..  Read on »
African violet with a halo of fl ... by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening African violet with a halo of flowers that nearly cover the leaves!!!  Read on »