Category Archives: Gardening

Wordless Wednesday: Seeing the Light

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In a Vase on Monday: Fiery

This week’s surprise appearance of a fully clothed ‘Jelena’, seemingly triggered by several days of relatively mild temperatures, has encouraged me to cut a generous number of stems (albeit low-growing or crisscrossing) for today’s vase. This is one of my … Continue reading

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End of Month View and Another Year Over

So this is Christmas And what have you done Another year over And a new one just begun And so this is Christmas I hope you have fun The near and the dear one The old and the young A … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Labour Bears Fruit

With Christmas ‘out of the way’ and rather milder and drier weather, I have easily spent more hours in the garden this last week than in the whole of the rest of December put together, systematically ticking off a number … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Late Boxing Day Additions

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Boxing Day Bloom Count

Since 2013 I have been conducting a count of blooms on Boxing Day or thereabouts, the totally varying greatly depending on the weather. Following an especially bountiful year in 2020 when many flowers were well ahead of themselves, last year … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Holly and the Ivy

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Joy to the World

With very best wishes to all my blogging friends and anywherever you are and whatever you are doing at this tail end of the year. Thank you for your continued friendship and wishing you health, happiness, joy and good gardening … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Rochester, the First

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In a Vase on Monday: Sticks and Stones

As promised, temperatures on Sunday, as I write this, have crept above freezing and steady rain is doing what it can to remove the last traces of frost before temperatures continue rising through the night to take us into double … Continue reading

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