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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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Summers End And Winter Plans by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I have just looked at the blogs main page and realised it has been 15 days since I posted.2012 will not be a vintage blog year I think because of the extreme weather, ... Read on »
Birds And Seeds by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    The weather has turned greyer and colder with more rain.I am back to work for the next four nights so the gardening and allotment work stops.I saw this Nuthatch to ... Read on »
Flowers And Philosophy by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  I was at the plot again today trying to continue the late summer clear up.I was surprised by the flowers I found growing in my Onion bed.When I came back I photograp ... Read on »
The Lost Plot and Old Roses by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening   The Paralympics finished yesterday and I watched the closing ceremony with pride and a little sadness that our super summer of sport is over.  I went to the allot ... Read on »
End Of Summer Highlights by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  The Climbing Fuchsia that Cats Mum brought back from Cromer last year,has revived in the pot and is now flowering beautifully.The Scarlet and Crimson flowers contras ... Read on »
Apples and Flowers by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening    The wet British summer is drawing to a close,and the late flowers have started to bloom.This lovely pink and white Gladiolus has flowered next to the Ceanothus.The ... Read on »
Wings And Dreams by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening   The brief sunshine we have had means that lots of flying insects have been visiting the flowers that are blooming in the garden.A mixture of perennials and wildflowers ... Read on »
Kitchen Garden by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening   The brief sunshine we have had means that lots of flying insects have been visiting the flowers that are blooming in the garden.A mixture of perennials and wildflow ... Read on »
Sun Kissed Day by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening   The end of the Olympics has seen the weather improve.We actually sat outside in the garden today getting sun kissed.The patio radiates the heat back up.I watered al ... Read on »
Summer Colours by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  It has been over a week since I posted.I have been watching the London 2012 Olympics every day watching team GB win more medals than I would have expected.The sun ha ... Read on »
Butterfly Wings by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  The wildflowers around the pond have been attracting all the pollinating insects.When the sun came out I spotted this Butterfly flitting around the flowers.It drank ... Read on »
Floral Surprises by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  We have come back from our week away in the Lake District.A stunning part of the country that I have never seen before.I came back to masses of flowers that had star ... Read on »
Pine Lake Weekend by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  We are staying in this lovely three bedded Lodge that overlooks the infamous Lake.There are not a lot of Pine Trees however,but lots of Waterfowl,shrubs, and deciduo ... Read on »
Sunday In Carnforth by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening We are in Carnforth today on the edge of the Lake District.We are spending a week here exploring the surrounding lakes,villages, and mountains.I have the camera and t ... Read on »
Hungry Bin Update by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  The new Omlet home food waste compost wormery has been in use for a few weeks now.I have been checking the top of the composter every few days.The worms have become ben ... Read on »
Garden Changes by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  The new Omlet home food waste compost wormery has been in use for a few weeks now.I have been checking the top of the composter every few days.The worms have become ... Read on »
Water and Wildlife by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening   The rain continues to fall heavily today after a nice warm sunny day yesterday.The rain is like an ever present part of 2012.It has effected events,farming,flooding ... Read on »
Summer Storms And Garden Highlights by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  The terribly wet British summer has continued and caused the 2nd and 3rd days of the Great Yorkshire show to be cancelled.I will blog my first day highlights.The wea ... Read on »
Rain And Strawberries by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  The jet stream has brought us more torrential rain today.In some places a months average rainfall has fallen in a day.The rain water was running down the garden path ... Read on »
Blooming Surprises by david hamilton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening  I have finished my latest set of night shifts and came back to find the garden awash with new blooming flowers.These Freesias scent the air outside the conservatory ... Read on »