Category Archives: Weather

Seasonal and Not So Seasonal

I say seasonal, but some of our recent tasks have been more the kind of job we might be doing in autumn, which looks set to arrive early this year. In truth, with the recent heat, they were jobs that … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: All the Cosmos in a Jamjar

My cosmos have been rubbish this year with one (new) variety, Daydream, flowering from mid-June for only a month or so, but the others, all Double Click varieties, sown in February and planted out in early May, are only just … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Holes

When I suggested to the Golfer a couple of days ago that we ought to trim some of the ivy from the apple trees I did not expect to see so many holes in the canopy when the trimming began … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Making a Statement

I am not often able to showcase blooms as tall as these, and the three spikes of delphinium (Camelot Group) certainly do make a statement – I am not exactly sure what statement they might be making, but it could … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Damage Limitation?

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In a Vase on Monday: Purple Rain

There may appear to be little effort involved in plonking a few tulips in a vase, and I agree with you, but the simplicity of such plonking belies the attractiveness of the result, so I make no apology! The tulips … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sizzling

It really has been sizzling here in the last few days, with temperatures hovering around 30°, making gardening tasks sticky and uncomfortable. With our second and last group visit to the garden planned for Tuesday, deadheading, staking and tying back … Continue reading

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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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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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