Category Archives: Gardens

Joy Division

Not content with the joy of the wisteria which was shown yesterday, the garden is full of many other joys which it would be selfish to keep to myself – like the newly purchased patio pots, replanted in our cubic … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Aaaaah…

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In a Vase on Monday: Over and Out

Today’s vase is quite alien compared to any I have produced before but that’s purely down to the content: a bearded iris. I am not against irises altogether, having others which have been included in vases over the years, but … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished (well, nearly)

The last piece of the summer pot jigsaw is about to be put in place with the long-awaited arrival of these ‘summer patio planters’ in Aldi today; having bought these for the last 3 years I knew what good value … Continue reading

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The Time Has Come…

…to oust these violas, the pretty ‘Cool Wave Frost’ (the photo makes them look more blue than the lilac mix that they are) variety that I have grown from seed for the last 3 or 4 years. They germinate so … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Living up to its Name

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Garden Bloggers’ Blooms Day: Permission to Cast a Clout

I have been casting clouts around the garden for a number of weeks but, whether or not there is any credence in the old saying, the more common white hawthorn has been in bloom for some time too. Our pink … Continue reading

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