Category Archives: Gardens

In a Vase on Monday: Ballad of the Blue Heron

Remembering that tulips tend not to need any additional frippery when in a vase, IAVOM today is purely that: tulips. Three stems of lily flowered Ballade and three of fringed tulip Blue Heron, displayed in matching blue glass bottles of … Continue reading

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Whilst on top of the sowing and planting side of the garden, work continues apace on the titivating side of gardening while time is still on our side (two  months till the openings…). Not satisfied with basic maintenance tasks, new … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day: Would You Be-leaf it?

Earlier this week I was gazing out of the kitchen windows at the garden, as I do – and realised there were leaves on the trees! Not on every tree (next door’s beech is still naked), and most not fully … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter Sunshine in April

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In a Vase on Monday: Easter Island

When I saw this ‘desktop’ Easter Island figure on the website from which I was ordering some troughs, and at only a couple of pounds, it was inevitable that it would be snapped up as a potential prop for Monday … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: an April Feast

April continues to bring floral surprises on an almost daily basis, so this month’s GBBD is inevitably a veritable feast. I often search my GBBD posts to remind myself when something was blooming as the meme is useful record keeping … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Clematis Colonnade Collection

Clematis alpina, clockwise from top left: Rosy Pagoda, Constance, Foxy Lady, Pamela Jackman, Jacqueline du Pré, Ocean Pearl, Helsingborg, White Columbine

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