Category Archives: dahlias

In a vase on Monday: Cooler

In hindsight, I rather wish I had taken a shot of today’s vase at a slightly higher angle, to show it as I saw it when it was first made; this would have perhaps given a better idea of the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Airing Our Dirty Linen

It must be over 20 years since we had any washing strung up in the garden, although I can assure you it was not dirty linen we were airing in public today. With an always-on gas Aga in the kitchen … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Mysteries and Curiosities

I solved the mystery of the absence of white limonium in the ex-snowdrop border this week, when I discovered it growing in the cutting beds instead! There were meant to be diagonal bands of pink, purple, pale blue, salmon and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Style Moderne

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Six on Saturday: Not All of Them Pretty…

…so let’s start with one of them that is, Rosa ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ on a stem accidentally broken off when I was tying in a nearby clematis. It certainly proves that it pays to study the plants in our … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Frankie and Other Bits and Pieces

Other Clematis alpina are budding up now and the one above is C ‘Frankie’, a smaller flower and lighter shade than ‘Pamela Jackman’ who featured on Wordless Wednesday recently; elsewhere, the viticella clematis are putting on new growth and I … Continue reading

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Six Signs of Spring on Saturday, and an Anniversary

I missed Six on Saturday last week, running out of time after an afternoon visit to Ashwood Nurseries and John’s Garden there, although in hindsight I could have cobbled something together from the few photos I had taken. You will … Continue reading

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A Few Things on Sunday

I seem to have been playing catch-up or catch-forward a lot recently, with several posts scheduled ahead and concentrated blitzing of replying to comments when time allowed, and I apologise for my overall neglect of blogging friends and their blogs. … Continue reading

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Time On My Hands

At last I have had time on my hands to get out in the garden and get on with all those seasonal jobs, managing at least a couple of hours most afternoons this week – and what a difference it … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Seasonal Stuff

With our first proper frost just over a week ago there have been some dramatically seasonal changes in the garden, with any remaining leaves on the witch hazels quickly changing colour before they too drop off – the one above … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, composting, cutting beds, dahlias, Gardening, Gardens, Six on Saturday, Winter | Tagged | 14 Comments