Yearly Archives: 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Gosh – is it Really That Time of Year Again Already?!

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In a Vase on Monday: And So to Bed

Sometimes a vase and its contents, props and title come together like a dream and this is one such time. I know I used roses last week, but a new flush of these tiny apricot blooms proved too hard to … Continue reading

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To Cut or Not to Cut

Hellebore buds have been pushing their way above the soil in recent weeks with their pretty promises and once again I found myself dithering over whether to cut the foliage back or not, as is often recommended. I can understand … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Light in the Darkness

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End of Month View: the Leaf Thief Has Yet Another Accomplice

Someone seems to have tidied up after the Leaf Thief because it certainly wasn’t only my efforts that have left the paths largely leaf free at the turn of yet another month. As many garden bloggers – in the UK … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Loose Women

When I see the gorgeous blooms of ‘The Poet’s Wife’ every time I look out of the windows at the back of the house how could I not resist picking some of them to share with you at closer quarters? … Continue reading

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Slight Panic Sets In…

As the snowdrop season approaches (hardly credible with the mostly mild autumn we have been having), I have not been able to resist poking around in the special snowdrop border to see if there an early spikes of green showing. … Continue reading

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Thinking Ahead

Many thanks to all of you for the best wishes forwarded to my Mum on her 90th birthday – I am hoping she will read them for herself on last Monday’s post. Not surprisingly our few family days together in … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Forgive Me For I have Sinned

Only a little sin, I think, but like this time last year I have purloined a few snippets from the front garden of the flat we have been staying in. Back in Edinburgh for our now annual family get together, … Continue reading

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On the Wind

Abigail may have merely waved at us but Barney certainly shook our hand very firmly, leaving a few twiggy branches around and a couple of our neighbour’s fence panels down. Any residual breeze now carries with it the delightful scent … Continue reading

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