Category Archives: container & basket plants

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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A Mixed Bag

The two baskets at the front of the house are usually filled with blue pansies and some sort of dwarf narcissus over winter, but Aldi had some very pretty baskets of violas in the autumn so I used the contents … Continue reading

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Bathtime

Having had an email from David Austin a few days ago to say my rose order had been dispatched, we have been watching out for the postman as there is no way we would hear the doorbell if we were … Continue reading

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Keeping Their Urn

The promised rain clouds arriving simultaneously with the time available for gardening and resulted in jobs being kept to the minimum. Greenhouse checked, seeds checked, snowdrops checked (more than once) – and the bases of these urns moved down to … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Roll Call

Helen at Patient Gardener posted a Boxing Day count of what was flowering in her garden yesterday, the third year she has done this and thus beginning to build up an annual comparison. Although I post on Garden Bloggers Blooms … Continue reading

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After November

After referring to Thomas Hood and his ‘November’ poem – ‘No sun – no moon!’ etc – a few weeks ago I find myself wondering what he would have thought of December, and this December in particular. We may have … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Prewinter Fire

Despite anticipating a struggle to find something appropriate to put in a vase today I did not after all have to resort purely to foliage. The arching stems of bidens protruding stiffly from some hanging baskets were ideal contenders for … Continue reading

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