Category Archives: Gardening

In a Vase on Monday: Forgiving

I decided to use these roses in my Monday vase because they are so forgiving despite being overlooked and neglected. Climbing rose ‘Parkdirektor Riggers’ is probably the rose that has been in the garden the longest – the wall that … Continue reading

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A Random Six on Saturday

There is no theme to my Six on Saturday today, although if I could post fragrances that is what you be experiencing instead of six fairly random photos. I cannot even post pictures of the six things given me the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Exquisite

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In a Vase on Monday: the Very Pink of Perfection

The very pink of perfection * I wanted to use the pretty pale pink hawsbeard, Crepis Rubra, in my Monday vase this week; grown from seed, this ‘pink dandelion’ is flowering profusely in the cutting beds and in bud elsewhere … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Golden Girl and Other Wet Things

We have had a couple of very welcome wet days, bringing less than 1″ of rain but nevertheless the wettest period since sometime last year; filling all the water butts and soaking the ground, the steady and prolonged showers were … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Rural England is Looking Particularly Lovely This Year

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In a Vase on Monday: Oops!

I hadn’t anticipated yesterday being a particularly busy day, but with a visit to support a local NGS (National Garden Scheme) garden in the morning, a commitment in the afternoon and then our least favourite garden opening task – putting … Continue reading

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