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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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Seeds and Starlings by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    I finally got out into the greenhouse today to start sowing the early Vegetable and Sweet Pea seeds.I have decided that the Tomatoes,and Chili's will start off in ... Read on »
Crocus Sunday by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    It was a day of rest for me today after two long days.I was too tired to go to the allotment.I just chilled at home and admired the flowers in the garden.I love th ... Read on »
Second Flush (Orchid Flower ) by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    The Phalaenopsis I bought Cat to replace the one I killed has regrown a second flower spike.It has five flower buds on it,but it completely surprised me.I have bee ... Read on »
The Good Life by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    I was sad last week to hear about the death of Richard Briers (above with Felicity Kendall) the British actor most famous for being Tom Good, the man who leaves hi ... Read on »
Frogs,Feet,and Food by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  I went to the Wakefield rhubarb festival today and came back with some forced Rhubarb (grown in darkened sheds by candlelight to make it sweeter and less stringy tha ... Read on »
Rhubarb Festival Eve by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    It is the start of Wakefield's Rhubarb festival tomorrow.It runs for three days in the centre of Wakefield with celebrity chefs cooking Rhubarb,and local food and ... Read on »
New Plants And Cover by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  Today was a good gardening day.I went shopping again and came back with a new static bird feeder (to put in the granite parasol holder),Primulas,Aquilegias,and a pat ... Read on »
Sunday Shopping by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    It has been a busy few days for me in the garden.This was the Ceanothus and sunken border before the spring clean.It has grown over eight feet high and six feet wi ... Read on »
Rain Delays by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  I just finished four nights and wanted to finish the garden clean up.It has been very windy,and raining heavily so I'm sat indoors looking out.The Cobalt Blue winter ... Read on »
Spring Cleaning The Garden by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening   The weather was calm this afternoon to start with.I had cleaned the greenhouse out yesterday,and felt inspired to start clearing some winter debris away from the ga ... Read on »
Monday Post by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  I did my RSPB big garden bird watch count today.It was a disappointingly quiet hour sat watching the garden.There was a ten minute flurry of activity then the rain d ... Read on »
Wild Things by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  The snow is slowly melting away in the garden,but the birds are still flying in to feed.This Dunnock sat feeding for ages.They normally hop around the edge of the su ... Read on »
Wintry Garden Pics by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening   The weather changed from the mild winter of Christmas into Arctic cold with freezing temperatures.The first snow of the year has fallen here blanketing the garden i ... Read on »
Snappy Returns by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  It has been a good few months since I did a blog post.The wetness of 2012 exhausted my creative garden juices and I took a little blog break.I have blogged for about ... Read on »
Rosebuds And Rain by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The Harlow Carr Rose is still making flower buds even in November.It has continued to pour down with rain causing more flooding, and water logging the soil here.I ... Read on »
Wintry Days by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  The cold nights have started now.Since the clocks went back it has got darker earlier and more cold.The bird feeders have become an important feeding station for the ... Read on »
 It is the Annual RSPB f ... by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  It is the Annual RSPB feed the birds day on Monday the 29th of October.I love seeing the garden birds flying into and out of the garden.I try to keep a selection of foo ... Read on »
Tuesday Post by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    Autumn is here now.The weather has cooled down,and the leaves on the trees have started to change colour.The paths are starting to get filled up with fallen leaves ... Read on »
Reflections by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    These Purple Haze Carrots are the limit of this years harvest.These were grown from seeds sent from the USA.I grew them in two pots.Despite mice attack ravaging th ... Read on »
Flower And Fruits by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  The days are getting colder,and the light fading earlier each day.The garden has been looking more tired with the changing weather.I was surprised to see a lilac flo ... Read on »