Category Archives: cutting beds

Six on Saturday: Always Something to Do

Hairdressers and barbers may now be closed again here in England due to Lockdown #2, but trimming of the hedge still continues, and the Golfer has moved on to the section that needs most work, that behind the special snowdrop … Continue reading

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End of a Leafy Month View

October has been an increasingly leafy month and a wet one too, with our weather monitor telling us it has been the wettest month of the year so far, with 140mm of rain (5.5inches). Unlike February which was nearly as … Continue reading

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Still Blooming After All This Time

Without a fixed date of posting top blooms each month, it becomes a random combination of when I think about it and when I have the time, in or around the third or fourth week, but it continues to form … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Frills and Flounces

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Best of the August Bunch

For some time, Chloris of My Blooming Garden has been hosting a meme celebrating the Top Ten blooms each month; it is often difficult to pick just ten, to avoid both repetition and featuring several varieties of the same species, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Cherry Brandy

Rudbeckia ‘Cherry Brandy’ doesn’t seem to be as reliable as other annual rudbeckia, and germination can be poor, but they are dark and dramatic and make a real statement in a good year. I only managed to produce a couple … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Busy!

As the globes of echinops begin to colour up they become a magnet for bees – but this busy bee was dining alone, his friends perhaps still being reluctant to dine out. Us humans have been busy this week too, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: In Memory of the Purple People Eater

In the dim and distant pre-lockdown past, when Thursdays were Grannie Days and I looked after Younger Daughter’s two children, our afternoon routine was sleep (them), walk, refreshment (“cake..!” went the plaintive cry) and then play till hometime accompanied by … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Yellows

I decided, for want of anything else grabbing my attention, to share six yellow blooms from my garden as part of Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme – but then struggled to find six, nearly having to resort to half of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Pencil Pot

I have been looking forward to using this vase for some time, as I will explain in due course. Into its shell-like interior I have placed Limonium ‘Purple Attraction’, ‘Rose Light’ and ‘Pink Pokers’, and clary ‘Pink Sundae’ and ‘Oxford … Continue reading

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