Author Archives: Cathy

End of Month View: Jaded?

Please join me for an apologetically brisk sprint around the garden at the end of July, a month that seems to have been largely written off because of the heat, leaving the garden just a little jaded. Is the gardener … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: In the Mix

As is so often the case, it’s very much a mixed bag for Six on Saturday today, the meme hosted by genial Jon The Propagator, starting with the now naked witch hazel Hamamelis ‘Strawberries and Cream’. It’s not the only … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Dining Out

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In a vase on Monday: Cooler

In hindsight, I rather wish I had taken a shot of today’s vase at a slightly higher angle, to show it as I saw it when it was first made; this would have perhaps given a better idea of the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Airing Our Dirty Linen

It must be over 20 years since we had any washing strung up in the garden, although I can assure you it was not dirty linen we were airing in public today. With an always-on gas Aga in the kitchen … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Alley-Oop!

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In a Vase on Monday: Knight in Shining Armour

The cutting beds are host not just to this season’s annuals, but some overwintered and self-sown plants too, like the scarlet antirrhinum I featured on IAVOM some weeks ago. Along with this year’s scabious plants, we also have two striking … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Mysteries and Curiosities

I solved the mystery of the absence of white limonium in the ex-snowdrop border this week, when I discovered it growing in the cutting beds instead! There were meant to be diagonal bands of pink, purple, pale blue, salmon and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Style Moderne

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In a Vase on Monday: Cool

The UK is in the throes of what some might describe as ‘a heatwave’, with temperatures here in the Midlands in the high 20s yesterday, nudging 30°C, with much the same for the next two days, or even hotter; the … Continue reading

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