Category Archives: cutting beds

Winter Drawers On

Oops, silly me, ‘Winter Draws On’ is what I meant to say! Yes indeed, with each chilly night the new day sees more evidence of the impending wintry season, with Persicaria ‘Painters Palette’ drying to a cold crisp overnight and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

A mixed day, in fact, as a sunny morning yesterday gave way to a sudden short but heavy shower when I was in the greenhouse, then again as I prepared to photograph this vase, as you can see from the … Continue reading

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End of Month View: August Beckons

The last few months have been stuffed with so many dates, particularly with the garden openings and a baby due, that I hadn’t really looked beyond the end of July – and all of a  sudden we are in August … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Pink Parfait

I tried a couple of different containers for this week’s IAVOM offering before settling on this one and immediately knew it would work well as the blooms splayed out perfectly, seemingly complementing the curves of the vase itself. I would … Continue reading

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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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Wordless Wednesday: My Kind of Cacti

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Hold Those Secateurs!

The cutting beds are just wonderful at the moment and I find myself just standing and gawping when I reach them on my rambles. No doubt aided by the higher than average quantity of sun and associated warmth we have … Continue reading

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