Category Archives: Garden Bloggers Blooms Day

Top August Blooms?

The stars of the August (and July too) garden are undoubtedly dahlias, which seem to be doing exceptionally well this year, perhaps encouraged by the mulch of manure applied to much of the garden over winter, and I could easily … Continue reading

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July Blooms : Let’s Hear it For Lizzie!

I don’t care what anybody else thinks, but I for one am glad that Busy Lizzies are regularly available again and no longer the victim of downy mildew. In their absence I have tried their ‘posh’ replacement, New Guinea impatiens, … Continue reading

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Depends Who’s Asking: Top June Blooms

If I were to use visitor comments from our open garden sessions to gauge what the top blooms are in the garden at the moment it would be (not in any particular order) roses, poppies, astrantia and Lagurus ovatus (bunny … Continue reading

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Ten May Blooms or Thereabouts

Chloris and her Blooming Garden encourage us to share our top ten blooms every month and May brings a dilemma – with burgeoning blooms, how do we limit our choice to ten? As usual, I haven’t counted but have chosen … Continue reading

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Tulips (and Other Things) in March

Chloris of The Blooming Garden invites us to share our Top Ten blooms on the 23rd of every month and although it is now the 24th the photographs here were taken yesterday; I haven’t counted them, but lumping things together … Continue reading

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Glorious February Days

We have had some gloriously sunny days recently, with temperatures up to 14°C, a definite awareness of warmth from the sun, greenhouse vents opening and the sound of bees enjoying the benefits offered by these almost unseasonal days. On days … Continue reading

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January Joys

Those of us who have tried to introduce plants of winter interest to our gardens will be reaping the benefits now – who would not be uplifted by the glorious colour of these witch hazels? From top to bottom and … Continue reading

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Make That 16…

I was clearly not as observant as I thought, because the yesterday I found a further five blooms  that I had missed in my eagerness to ramble in every corner of the garden after nearly a wek’s absence. Hamamelis pallida … Continue reading

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Twas Two Days After Boxing Day, When All Through the Garden…

… I searched for plants that were blooming. Unable to do my usual Boxing Day count of blooms, my first ramble for nearly a week included an initial appraisal of how many different blooms I could find. Although the total … Continue reading

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Midwinter Gems

Any blooms that appear in December are to be welcomed, whether seasonal or not, and these are my current Midwinter Gems: winter pansies in shades of purple, the start of the witch hazels with ‘Jelena’ leading the way, snowdrop ‘Gloria’ … Continue reading

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