Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Rose

So far our winter has been mild, which is encouraging plants to flower and just in time for 2016 Christmas the Hellebore Niger, also know also the Lenten Rose or the Christmas Rose has come into flower and looks beautiful in the Garden. I read an American article recently on growing the Christmas Rose and they recommended spreading some Epsom Salts or magnesium around the plant when you first plant it. I might do the same thing in spring when it has finished flowering to see if it helps it grow bigger next year. Hellebores do like a rich mulch.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Exmoor Blog

To help you find out more about Exmoor and to keep you up to date with what is happening, 'Visit Exmoor' has now created its own blog and it will be regularly updated with features of interest and activities. To find out more visit it at www.visit-exmoor.co.uk/blog.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Moo and Mim

October this year was exceptionally mild which meant we had to clip the horses earlier than normal as they were getting so hot with their winter coats. The weather remained mild during the early part of November so we didn't put on rugs unless it rained, which meant we had to clip again as their coats had grown back! Now the weather has cooled down and the fields are becoming muddy in some areas so we are now putting on rugs. This photo is of Moo and her daughter Mim in the field by the road, looking very smart clipped and in their winter rugs.