Category Archives: Garden Bloggers Foliage day

Shrub Border Foliage – Pert and Shapely

I have to confess to enjoying frequent admiring glances at the shrub border this year, even more so now the gorgeous candelabra primulas are showing off their jewelled rosettes. I just love the mounds of foliage (and that pulmonaria mid-picture … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: Unblemished

Please visit Christina’s blog at My Hesperides Garden for more foliage day posts – thank you for hosting, Christina.

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: Just Freshening Up

Around the 22nd of each month Christina of My Hesperides Garden encourages us to notice the foliage in our garden rather than the blooms, and indeed it was this meme that made me really begin to appreciate the benefits of … Continue reading

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Familiar Foliage

One of the joys of this time of year is watching new foliage emerge, and one of the pleasures of discovery is being able to recognise a plant often just from the first true leaves emerging from a seed tray, … Continue reading

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Tension Mounts

Tension mounts for plants Tucked up warmly all winter Now tightly furled shoots Joining in with Ronovan’s haiku challenge (challenge words ‘tight’ and ‘warm’), Wild Daffodil’s photo challenge (challenge word ‘tension’) and, albeit concisely, recognising the emergence of new shoots throughout … Continue reading

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GBFD: Shading

I haven’t joined in with Christina’s foliage meme a little while but have still enjoyed observing foliage on my rambles. Joining in with the meme has encouraged me to notice and appreciate foliage in a different way, so do pop … Continue reading

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October Foliage: Yellow

Although Christina is not in her Hesperides Garden at the moment and is instead experiencing autumn in the UK countryside she is still hosting this month’s Garden Bloggers Foliage Day. We can therefore be thankful to her for encouraging us … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: The Secret

Butter yellow Copper Burnished bronze Green And gold, The witch hazels Are the first, Quietly turning The page From summer To autumn. Glowing In the mellowness Of late afternoon sun They watch The others Cling to Summer finery Without envy, … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: Filling Up With Foliage

I know I have taken a closer look at the new shrub border recently in one of my posts, but as the season continues and the plants continue to mature I have increasingly become aware of what an important part … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: Leaf Shape

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