Category Archives: cutting beds

The Days In-between

Having opened the garden for the NGS on Wednesday and opening again on Sunday we feel as if we are in a kind of limbo – not just because urgent tasks are almost non-existent, but also because we feel geographically … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sumer is Icumen in

Lhude sing, cuccu… although this little chap is clearly not a cuckoo but (I thought) a sparrow, bought recently as a pair from a charity shop and now sitting in the garden. The Golfer, however, thinks it is more likely … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Pinks

It was the presence of a number of blooms of cosmos that determined the way today’s vase was going: Candy Stripe, Click Cranberries and Fizzy Rose Picotee, all sown at the beginning of March, although two year old Candy Stripe … Continue reading

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Getting There

Each day the wisteria is showing more and more colour as the racemes get progressively longer and tentatively begin blooming; it is usually in full flower at the end of May so looks to be on target for a fairly … 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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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Bloomin’ Dahlias and the Rest

‘Bedding dahlias’ grown from seed have supplemented those grown from tubers and together they dominate the October garden; these supposedly annual dahlias were an absolute cinch to grow and now having formed tubers can and will be lifted and retained … Continue reading

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End of Month View: If Only…

… every border was as floriferous at the end of September, or any other month for that matter, as these two cutting beds! Sadly, this is not the case and of course never will be so perhaps I can be … Continue reading

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