Author Archives: Cathy

Time On My Hands

At last I have had time on my hands to get out in the garden and get on with all those seasonal jobs, managing at least a couple of hours most afternoons this week – and what a difference it … Continue reading

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…And Pinks

Quickly rambling round the garden today with my camera, taking photos of what is blooming during November, I realised that the majority of these late blooms are pink – no reds and yellows and oranges here, other than foliage, apart … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Red and Orange and Yellow and Green and…Amethyst?

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In a Vase on Monday: Taking Phyllis’ Fancy

With the demise of the dahlias and any lingering blooms in the cutting beds, finding blooms for a Monday vase has suddenly got a lot harder – not that we need fresh blooms, as we showed in last week’s challenge. … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Seasonal Stuff

With our first proper frost just over a week ago there have been some dramatically seasonal changes in the garden, with any remaining leaves on the witch hazels quickly changing colour before they too drop off – the one above … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, composting, cutting beds, dahlias, Gardening, Gardens, Six on Saturday, Winter | Tagged | 14 Comments

Wordless Wednesday: the End of the Line

Posted in Autumn, cutting beds, dahlias, Gardens | Tagged | 9 Comments

In a Vase on Monday: Wanted, Dead or Alive!

Welcome to the 8th anniversary of In a Vase on Monday, a meme inadvertently started when I needed an incentive to pick things from the garden every week, a habit I had got out of some years previously due to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Susan Williams-Ellis

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In a Vase on Monday: Slow and Steady

Today’s vase is a single stem of greenhouse fantasy chrysanthemum ‘Salhouse Joy’, buds just breaking into bloom at the end of last month, enabling an appearance in the first vase of November. Growth has been slow and steady throughout the … Continue reading

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End of Month View: the Clocks Go Back, and the Months Move Forward

Anticipating a wet day today, I took the photographs and video for this end of month post yesterday, a good move as we had some really heavy rain this morning – it was barely light until late morning but then … Continue reading

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