Category Archives: Garden Bloggers Foliage day

Expect the Unexpected

Yesterday morning brought the unexpected sight of thick flakes of snow swirling around outside and settling where they fell. Despite continuing for at least an hour this was the full extend of the covering  and although temperatures barely rose above … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: the Good, the Bad and…..the Ugly

The transition from summer to autumn, heralded by yesterday’s Autumnal Equinox, invariably produces a range of foliage scenarios, some of them downright ugly. Some plants just do not die down gracefully, but I have to say that there is not … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day: Would You Be-leaf it?

Earlier this week I was gazing out of the kitchen windows at the garden, as I do – and realised there were leaves on the trees! Not on every tree (next door’s beech is still naked), and most not fully … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day: the Carpet Shop

On the 22nd of every month Christina of My Hesperides Garden encourages us to look at the foliage in our garden rather than focussing on the flowers which we tend to do without thinking. Since joining in with this meme … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day: Branches and Leaves

Despite the intensity of the wind accompanying Storm Doris as she visited the UK yesterday, damage in our own garden was limited to small branches and twigs, a redistribution of loose oddments and a good deal of flapping of the … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day: Ubiquitous Ivy

I wasn’t sure if I was going to join in with Christina’s Foliage Day meme this month but then a foliage focussed ramble found me admiring the seasonal foliage of Nandina ‘Obsession’ and Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’, pausing beside this wayward strand … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: The Gingerbread Boy

It reminds me of the story of the Gingerbread Boy, where Fox has tricked him and is carrying him over the river on his back but begins to eat him, bit by bit, with Gingerbread Boy squeaking “Help – I … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: True Colours… Are Beautiful

Whatever else people might feel about autumn, I am pretty sure they would still admit that the seasonal colours are beautiful. Personally, I am always bowled over by these two witch hazels, Hamamelis ‘Ruby Glow’ and H ‘Zuccariniana’; H Diane … Continue reading

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GBFD: Bordering on the Splendid

This probably doesn’t look very splendid to you, but it was the best adjective I could come up come up with and it looks pretty splendid to me every time I walk past this end of the shrub border so … Continue reading

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GBFD: Shades

I am a few days ‘late’ in posting a foliage day post, the meme hosted by blogging friend Christina of My Hesperides Garden on the 22nd of each month. As you can see, I have simply showcased a selection of … Continue reading

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