Category Archives: cutting beds

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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In a Vase on Monday: Star Attraction

With not one but THREE blooms appearing on my Nerine bowdenii ‘Isabel’, it was not a difficult decision to cut them for today’s star attraction in a vase. Having dug out all the struggling nerines a year ago and placed … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Nice With Rice

With such a big bunch of blooms today I thought it might be a struggle to find a suitable vase for them, but this vintage pottery Kleen Ware canister from the 1950s fitted the bill perfectly, and was accompanied by … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: erm…Happy Halloween

On the 15th of every month, Carol of May Dreams Garden invites us to highlight some of the blooms we are enjoying in our gardens and for bloggers it is a useful tool to compare flowering times from year to … Continue reading

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