Category Archives: bulbs, corms and tubers

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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Wordless Wednesday: a Cross Hippeastrum

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Six on Saturday: Making a Bold Statement

I like dahlias. Is that a bold enough statement? Strictly speaking, I don’t suppose I like ALL dahlias, but in truth I was referring to the dahias themselves making the statement, which is probably unrefutable as their solid chunky blooms … Continue reading

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Behind the Gate

Today was due to be the first of our three June openings for the National Garden Scheme, cancelled because of Covid 19, so in the absence of visitors I thought I would share some of the things they would have … Continue reading

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