Category Archives: Gardening

Six on Saturday: They Keep on Coming

The woodland was planted in 2000 and a batch of probably 100 wood anemones were planted soon after – I might have said wood anemones, but in truth they were more like a small pile of broken twigs, for that … Continue reading

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Still Fine at Nine

Today is the ninth anniversary of Rambling in the Garden – how on earth did that happen?! To mark the occasion, I have popped some blooms and foliage into the personalised vase that was handpainted for me by Elder Daughter … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: the Lion Roars

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In a Vase on Monday: Teeny-Weeny

The first Anemone blanda are opening, and as blue is always such a welcome sight in the garden I have picked a few buds for today’s vase and popped them into a stoneware inkwell, along with almost perpetually flowering comfrey … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Pink Sticks and Purple Kings

As well as all the snowdrops and hellebores, I have added numerous other plants of winter interest in recent years, mostly as a result of what I have seen and read on other blogs, especially that of blogging friend and … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the Snowdrop Season

Not just looking back, but still enjoying some of the specials in the snowdrop border (above), arriving late to the party, whilst assessing the season as a whole. It has been an odd season, with many more specials than usual … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Big Golden Sun on a Damp Day

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In a Vase on Monday: Flags

Flags on flags with flags…or rather iris on paving slabs with a couple of Union Jack flags! If the ‘Tête-à-tête’ hadn’t been in flower for the first time last week and therefore automatically destined for Monday’s vase, these iris would … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the Streamside and Other Projects

I got a shock looking through photos to try and find one which showed the overgrown streamside border because, at this leaner time of year, I had somehow forgotten how floriferous and leafy the garden is in summer! The one … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Keen as Mustard

Narcissi are always not far behind snowdrops, hellebore and crocus, keen as mustard to remind us that spring is just around the corner. With the first ‘Tête-à-tête’ opening here this week, their appearance in a vase today was probably inevitable. … Continue reading

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