Category Archives: grasses

In a Vase on Monday: Out to Grass

Today’s vase was quickly put together, the decision already having been taken to use some of the grasses which I have increasingly been coming to appreciate in the last couple of years. I have particularly enjoyed the tactile nature of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Jour d’Automne

Today’s vase and its title pay homage to the first flower of the dahlia in the forefront of  the arrangement, Dahlia ‘Nuit d’Été’, a rather attractive dark red semi cactus variety which came to me as a postage only offer … Continue reading

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GBFD: Bordering on the Splendid

This probably doesn’t look very splendid to you, but it was the best adjective I could come up come up with and it looks pretty splendid to me every time I walk past this end of the shrub border so … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: a Delicate Touch

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Plenty of Musing

My mind has been working overtime whilst rambling in recent weeks, musing and cogitating, assessing and reviewing, identifying ways to tweak the garden to up the ante before next year’s NGS opening. Some things I can’t plan for, like the … Continue reading

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To Cut or Not to Cut

Hellebore buds have been pushing their way above the soil in recent weeks with their pretty promises and once again I found myself dithering over whether to cut the foliage back or not, as is often recommended. I can understand … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: Filling Up With Foliage

I know I have taken a closer look at the new shrub border recently in one of my posts, but as the season continues and the plants continue to mature I have increasingly become aware of what an important part … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: Keeping in Shape

Although Christina is away from her Hesperides Garden she is still hosting Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, as she does on the 22nd of every month. Falling on a Monday this month I am posting a day later rather than combine … Continue reading

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