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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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Spring Spung and Sun by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  The sun was shining today and after a good nights sleep I felt fine.There was a strong wind blowing the garden around.Half my Daffodils are prostate now after the wind ... Read on »
Free Bulb Prize Draw by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  The sun was shining today and after a good nights sleep I felt fine.There was a strong wind blowing the garden around.Half my Daffodils are prostate now after the wi ... Read on »
Camera Colours by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  The new Camera came yesterday.I charged the battery and was messing around this morning.This is a nice photo of the everlasting flowers in the conservatory.It seems ... Read on »
Shopping and Showers by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening   April showers finally arrived today.I went to the allotment this morning but it was only two degrees centigrade.I planted my heirloom potatoes in the warmed up soil ... Read on »
Second Wave by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    I love these pretty birds that love the sunflower hearts.These Siskins have just arrived a few weeks ago and are in the garden every day.I wander where they have f ... Read on »
First Daffodils Of 2013 by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening   The weather has improved slightly and the gardens Daffodils finally flowered yesterday on the 7th April.It has been a long time coming.They are great harbingers of ... Read on »
Good Gardening Day by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  Its been a good gardening day.I bagged up all the remaining garden compost, top dressed the Hostas, Black  Bamboos,and cleared the area around the Himalayan Birch.I ... Read on »
Teacup Flowers And Regal Roses by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    The sun was actually shining today and the temperature was a balmy 8 degrees centigrade.The wind made it feel colder,but it was lovely to feel the sun on my face a ... Read on »
April Fools Day by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    Its been a cold Easter bank holiday weekend.I watched the boat race yesterday and enjoyed the build up.It passed off with no drama or interruptions (ie swimmers in ... Read on »
Thursday Rarities by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening   The sun was actually shining a bit today (the first rarity).I was weeding at the allotment earlier between flurries of snow flakes.Once I came back I wanted to go i ... Read on »
Wood Mouse Dash by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    The freezing March temperatures drove out one of our secretive garden creatures.This Wood mouse was running up and down the concrete path and diving between the co ... Read on »
Through The Ice Glass by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening     The big freeze continues over parts of the UK.The heavy snow we had has partially melted here in Wakefield. The BBC weatherman says the jet stream has moved south ... Read on »
Snow Story by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    This was the scene this morning from the conservatory.The snow had been falling overnight,and was all over the garden.the birds were going mad for the bird food. ... Read on »
Rose Fever by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  It has been a busy few days for the postman.Yesterday I got the David Austin bare root roses through the post. Wollerton Old Hall, and Moliniuex. They were placed in ... Read on »
Spring Equinox Eve by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening     It is the first day of Spring tomorrow,the vernal equinox when day and night are of equal length.the sun briefly shone today.The Collapsed Crocus actually opened ... Read on »
Garden Shows 2013 by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    Its raining again outside so I'm making some chicken stock from the bones of the roast dinner from yesterday.I love how my Aquilegia regrows each year from the gro ... Read on »
Garden Colours by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening     I started off today going into town to buy some more bird food for the garden birds.More wild bird seed mix,sunflower hearts,suet snack, and fat snax with insects ... Read on »
Three Things by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    The post title is about three things that are sat on the conservatory windowsills.This year I decided to try and start off the Tomatoes and Chilli's inside the war ... Read on »
Ice,Snow,And Stawberries by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening     The weather has changed back to wintry again.The pond was frozen over the top this morning.The water was slush puppy like when i took the photo.Luckily the frogs ... Read on »
Birthday Boy And Rain by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  It was my birthday on the 5th March.I was born forty years ago in a maternity hospital in Swindon.I was working night shifts and came home to the nigella lights and ... Read on »