Category Archives: bulbs, corms and tubers

Exodus

I bought my first ‘special’ (named) snowdrop back in 2005 and added a handful more in the next year or two, but it was from 2012 onwards that actively adding to their numbers began. The first bulbs were kept in … Continue reading

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Six Signs of Spring on Saturday, and an Anniversary

I missed Six on Saturday last week, running out of time after an afternoon visit to Ashwood Nurseries and John’s Garden there, although in hindsight I could have cobbled something together from the few photos I had taken. You will … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bottling It

The Coop is currently home to a number of flowering bulbs and the indoor narcissi are beginning to come into their own, joining the hyacinths in pumping out their strong fragrance. If I was to bottle the fragrance of any … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Arctic Bells

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Six on Saturday: Woe is Me!

…. not me, but the Lanky Lodger, whom I found sprawled out on his bench earlier in the week. wailing and gnashing his teeth. Sadly, he has proved to be a short-lived sculpture, despite the number of coats of primer … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Doubles

If I had not already got both title and props sorted before I even picked these iconic double snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’, I could have woven a post around the theme of my ship coming home, as it clearly … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, Mostly Inconsistent

January seems to be have been unusually overcast with only a few days offering any blue sky or noticeable sunshine, and it will be interesting to compare the final output of our solar panels with those of previous Januarys. The … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesay: The Return of the Native

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Wordless Wednesday: the Waiting Game

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Wordless Wednesday: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

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