Author Archives: Cathy

Six on Saturday: a Cold Week

Temperatures have barely made it above freezing this week although, at -5°C, our lowest temperature was not as cold as in some areas and we only had a sprinkling of snow – but the little we had has lingered on … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: a Recent Snowy Day

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In a Vase on Monday: Winterest and Boxes

I was writing an email this week and referring to the winter interest in our garden when I realised my fingers (the 4 or 5 I use on a keyboard) had got ahead of themselves and written ‘winterest’ instead. I … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Fair Maids

I thought I would share  some of my fair maids today, starting with ‘Rosemary Burnham’ above, and ‘Trumps’ below. Trumps, with his distinctive and broad spreading outer segments has been a particularly good do-er, bulking up nicely. ‘Starling’ is a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Scratch ‘n’ Sniff…

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No Fear!

I could apologise for the frequency of witch hazel photographs on this blog, but this really is their best season ever! And once again there is clear evidence that it takes a few years for them to settle down before … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Chicken Soup in Torquay

Now there’s a title to keep you guessing! I had seen this garden escapee, Vinca major or greater periwinkle, growing in a local verge on recent walks, and planned to incorporate it in my next Monday vase. Once picked, with … Continue reading

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End of January: the Joys of a Garden in Winter

In yesterday’s post I tried to convey the glow of some of the witch hazels in conjunction with the nearby cornus stems, but failed, perhaps a combination of the 2D experience and a reduction in file size to save space … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Bit of Weather

I treated myself to a new weather monitor this week, the previous one which I have had for over 10 years having begun to be less reliable, especially in terms of rainfall. Like most gardeners, I have always taken a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Progress, but Slow

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