Category Archives: bulbs, corms and tubers

Six Saturday Smiles

We have continued with gloriously sunny days this week, albeit with the downside of frosts at night – it’s strange how one can almost forget, after the lower light levels of a winter season, the joys that a bright and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Uncommonly Pretty

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Six on Saturday: Fair Maids

I thought I would share¬† some of my fair maids today, starting with ‘Rosemary Burnham’ above, and ‘Trumps’ below. Trumps, with his distinctive and broad spreading outer segments has been a particularly good do-er, bulking up nicely. ‘Starling’ is a … Continue reading

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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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Wordless Wednesday: Progress, but Slow

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Six on Saturday: Something for Nothing…or Not Much

At the end of the 2019 season, our local garden centre heavily discounted all their remaining bulbs at the end of December; this season’s, however, were only reduced by 50% at New Year, so when I heard last weekend that … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Jail Break!

Our neighbour on the hedge side, who died two or three years ago, had a habit of using random items to fill gaps in the hedge in a bid to stop his dog getting out – he was particularly fond … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It: Six Spots, Patches and Circles on Saturday

Having finally given the Golfer permission to pick the rest of the apples, it now fell to me to Do Something with them – one of the less enjoyable seasonal tasks as we have never had anything other than a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Test Tube Baby

Time and circumstances dictated that today’s vase should be just the bare necessities, which is what you have here in more ways than one. I love to see the pared-down simplicity of colchicum at this time of year, naked without … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Naked as the Day She Was Born

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