Author Archives: Cathy

Wordless Wednesday: Hare Today, Hare Tomorrow

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In a Vase on Monday: Onset of Decay

Contrasting with the splashes of colour featured in ‘Blooming September’ yesterday, today’s vase focuses on the onset of decay that follows the abundance and glories of summer, with a single bloom of Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ and stems of Persicaria ‘Fat … Continue reading

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Blooming September

I have forgotten in so many months of late to do any kind of overview of what is blooming in the garden, always an interesting exercise to enable comparisons from year to year. Only just over halfway through September, I … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Wild and Weedy Part 2

Time ran away with me last Saturday because I failed to admit that I have a tendency to be quite relaxed about weeding, ie I don’t do it very often! In the more informal parts of the garden, like the … Continue reading

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Rambling Outwith the Garden, Again

As promised, we have had another night away in the campervan, disguised on this blog by advance scheduling of posts, and with a bit of juggling put together an itinerary of three gardens on the first day, and a more … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Uncomfortable Bedfellows

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In a Vase on Monday: Optimism

This week, after a very dry August, we had three consecutive humid days with temperatures in the low 30s, then followed by a short and torrential downpour on Thursday, for which I was very grateful and I am sure the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Wild and Weedy

What makes a weed? We might tend to think of weeds as being plants we don’t want in our garden, plants we haven’t planted and certainly not planted in the places where they appear. This could include both wild flowers … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Chip Off the Old Block

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In a Vase on Monday: Bee Magnet

As is often the case at this time of year, choosing the contents of my Monday vase was not easy but in the end I deliberately avoided the more predictable options and chose blooms which are all bee magnets, being … Continue reading

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