Category Archives: greenhouse

Six on Saturday: In the Mix

As is so often the case, it’s very much a mixed bag for Six on Saturday today, the meme hosted by genial Jon The Propagator, starting with the now naked witch hazel Hamamelis ‘Strawberries and Cream’. It’s not the only … 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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Six on Saturday: Phew!

Phew…what a scorcher it was yesterday! Phew! What a hectic afternoon it was on Thursday! Whew! What a relief it is to have some rain today! Take your pick… On Thursday afternoon we had our only (so far) booked group … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Peas, Sweet

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In a Vase on Monday: Bobby Dazzler

I have mentioned the inferior hippeastrum in the Coop, which are not what they should have been, but I also have a better quality one which was purchased from Peter Nyssen and which I paid more for but is a … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Frankie and Other Bits and Pieces

Other Clematis alpina are budding up now and the one above is C ‘Frankie’, a smaller flower and lighter shade than ‘Pamela Jackman’ who featured on Wordless Wednesday recently; elsewhere, the viticella clematis are putting on new growth and I … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Surprises

Having somehow lost the photos I was going to use, I nearly didn’t post today – but guessing they might have been accidentally deleted I managed to find them in the recycling bin and restore them…whew! Today’s six are all … Continue reading

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Six Signs of Spring on Saturday, and an Anniversary

I missed Six on Saturday last week, running out of time after an afternoon visit to Ashwood Nurseries and John’s Garden there, although in hindsight I could have cobbled something together from the few photos I had taken. You will … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bottling It

The Coop is currently home to a number of flowering bulbs and the indoor narcissi are beginning to come into their own, joining the hyacinths in pumping out their strong fragrance. If I was to bottle the fragrance of any … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Arctic Bells

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