Category Archives: Gardening

Six on Saturday: Mysteries and Curiosities

I solved the mystery of the absence of white limonium in the ex-snowdrop border this week, when I discovered it growing in the cutting beds instead! There were meant to be diagonal bands of pink, purple, pale blue, salmon and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Style Moderne

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In a Vase on Monday: Cool

The UK is in the throes of what some might describe as ‘a heatwave’, with temperatures here in the Midlands in the high 20s yesterday, nudging 30°C, with much the same for the next two days, or even hotter; the … Continue reading

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Six Clematis on Saturday

I will lay my cards on the table right from the start and tell you I am sharing six clematis today, six of many, starting with Clematis viticella ‘Dark Eyes’, not too dissimilar to ‘Étoile Violette’ but with, would you … Continue reading

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In Our Stride

I promised an update about our garden openings and I am pleased to say that over two afternoon openings and a group visit we raised just over £1070, £840 of which will go to the National Garden Scheme charities and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: the Eyes Have It

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In a Vase on Monday: Slow Boat

‘I’d like to get you on a slow boat to China All to myself alone…’ Inspired by the use of a gravy boat as a vase and the presence of the three Chinese sampans made out of shells, this fragment … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Clematis, the Rector and Other Stuff

Most visitors this year seemed to comment not just on the roses but on the clematis too, although in fact there are a number which were not yet flowering, like ‘John Huxtable’, above. I have to agree that all those … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Indulgence…

It was only yesterday that I realised how close it was to the end of the month – my mind clearly hasn’t been thinking beyond the dates of our garden openings, so we are fortunate to still have timely photographs … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Blue Angels

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