Category Archives: container & basket plants

Bounteous Blooms in July

I featured the cutting beds a little while ago and indeed they just keep getting better and better – but they are not the only blooms in the garden, although undoubtedly they host the highest concentration of floriferousness. Admittedly there … 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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Tick Tock

With 4 nights at my Mum’s and two days travelling, quickly followed by a day on polling duty at the recent elections, I am conscious that the clock is well and truly ticking and the number of days until the … Continue reading

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Moving On

Despite the false alarm given by the weather app on my phone on the way back from Edinburgh on Monday (and quickly scotched by a text to Younger Daughter who still lives local to home) there has been no snow … Continue reading

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Knots and Bows

Having finished work on the bothy last weekend and prepared and posted a special post for 12 months of vases on Monday, I felt at liberty to get on with other tasks in the garden. This is a time of … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: All Right for Some

There may be a bit of a floral lull in the garden in July, but nectar loving creatures are still finding what they need, as the above butterfly on Inula hookeri (last week’s Wordless Wednesday’s Citrus Swirl) shows. The majority … Continue reading

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Hot, Hot, Hot!

Other things precluded spending time in the garden today, but on returning from an afternoon visiting an elderly friend in hospital I thought I would make the effort and actually SIT in the garden with a cup of tea – … Continue reading

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