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End of Month View: a Warm and Fuzzy Feeling

We are all conscious of February being a shorter month, albeit only two or three days shorter, but I am in no particular hurry to see the back of it and welcome March and the increasing promise of spring. How … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Greening Up

It wasn’t a sunny day today although temperatures, at around 12°C, were the mildest they have been for a few weeks, but somehow everything looked greener and brighter. I imagine it was something to do with the quality of light … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Twiggy Trio

Good morning and welcome to a mid-January In a Vase on Monday, for which I had already earmarked a damaged twig of witch hazel Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’, retrieving it from where it was hanging on by a mere thread of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Heaps to Do

Yes, I know most of us are busy at this time of year and have heaps to do – that’s nothing new – but I can happily say, not in the least smugly, that any Christmas arrangements are complete, pending … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Frost

With temperatures forecasted to drop to at least -2°C last night a frost was inevitable, so my camera accompanied me on the first ramble of the day to capture the result. It certainly made for a pretty scene, exemplified by … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Golden Threads Amongst the Green

Although the garden is still overwhelmingly green (and thankfully without frost-blackened dahlias on my return from a few days at my Mum’s), there are flashes of gold in places, particularly in the second picture of the streamside grass and shrub … Continue reading

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Just a Spadeful of Topsoil Helps a Project Along…

It must be a number of weeks since I mentioned the numerous projects that had suggested themselves since the summer and which have been ongoing ever since, in between other commitments. The last week or so has brought them close … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Happy as Larry

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A Critical Eye Part 3, One of the Other Bits: Fig and Hosta

Other things have got in the way of a third part of this critical review of the garden – including new projects, which always seem to take precedence over ongoing maintenance – and, instead of there being just one final … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: A Breath of Fresh Air…is All That is Needed

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