Category Archives: Gardening

Wordless Wednesday: Fronds

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In a Vase on Monday: Fringe Benefits

It is increasingly recognised that gardening has a positive impact on our well-being, bringing both physical and mental benefits, but what about the entertainment value? Who needs access to hundreds of television channels (or perhaps even a television at all) … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Precious

The garden is full of precious gems, like the amethyst, rubies and rhodochrosite (tulips Seadov’ and ‘Purple Flag’ and bellis) above, and lapis lazuli (bluebells) below: Rose quartz (dwarf Rhododendron ‘Snipe’): Garnets (Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’): One of many forms of … Continue reading

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End of Month View: the Year Gains Momentum

What an exciting time of year this is in the garden, not that every day is not a joy to ramble round it and observe its nuances, both the bigger picture and its constituent parts. The sun is shining again … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Spring Medley

Today’s vase is filled with a medley of some of spring’s finest blooms and foliage: Tulip ‘Purple Flag’, Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’, faded Hellebore ‘Harvington Double Lime’, Leucojum ‘Gravetye Giant’, cowslip, bluebell, anonymous wallflower and appleblossom, with fresh new foliage of … Continue reading

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April’s Best Blooms

As April gallops towards an end, I couldn’t let it escape without celebrating the glorious array of blooms that it brought, starting with Magnolia ‘Susan’ above, whose dark purple buds are just beginning to unfurl. Last year it bloomed prolifically … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Spring Surprises

Tasks in the garden currently seem to be expanding to fill the time available so squeezing in time to write a post has not been easy, but I thought I would share a few spring surprises for Six on Saturday, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: News of the Blues

It would be easy to think there was more blue around in the spring garden than at other times of the year, with muscari, forget-me-not, hyacinth, pulmonaria, brunnera, Anemone blanda and the like, with bluebells and aquilegia poised to join … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Focussing on Spring

I meant to show this last week, one of the first buds on the ‘Winter Sunshine’ sweet peas in the greenhouse – last year the first blooms were open by this stage of April. Sadly, the picture seems to be … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Blue Diamonds

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