Category Archives: Wildlife

Six on Saturday: Summer Suns are Glowing

I look forward to the above view in late summer, when the peachy rose ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ has its second flush and the peachy crab apples of Malus ‘Evereste’ are beginning to ripen, a match serendipitously made in heaven as … Continue reading

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Scarlet Tigers, Whims and Being Thick

I was working through my list of garden tasks today and had just about finished deadheading, with tying in of clematis to follow, when I spotted this unusual visitor in the blue & white border. It took a fair amount … Continue reading

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Six Hatchlings on Saturday

It is always exciting when something in the garden flowers for the first time, or after a long absence – an occasion for the red carpet to be rolled out and for a tootle on a trumpet or, at the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Moving On and Moving In

It is inevitably the time of year for ‘firsts’ in the garden, and above is the first of the summer clematis to bloom. ‘The Vagabond’ is an early and mid-summer variety, a type I rarely buy because of their lack … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Stark/Contrast

On one of our recent walks I picked up a beautifully lichen encrusted twig, knowing it would appear in a vase sometime soon, and today popped back to the alleyway I mentioned in Friday’s post to pick a stem of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Harlow Carr Has Had a Lot of Visitors

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Wordless Wednesday: It Was the Grunting That Gave Them Away

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Wordless Wednesday: Peacocks and Pansies

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Musings and Amusings

The roses were so wonderful in June and mostly (other than Rambling Rector) still are, apart from looking rather washed out in the endless heat, and as I talked to visitors at our Sunday opening I found myself deciding that … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Squatters’ Rights

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