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In a Vase on Monday: Much Too Strong for Phantasie

Dear love, for nothing less than thee Would I have broke this happy dreame; It was a theame For reason, much too strong for phantasie, Therefore thou wak’d’st me wisely; yet My dream thou brok’st not, but continued’st it.from ‘The … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Bessera elegans, Underwhelming and Not Very Elegant

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Six on Saturday: the First and the Last

Well, the last will be first for this Six on Saturday post, as temperatures down to minus 2°C last night will sadly have seen off the dahlias for this year. The photograph was taken quite early in the day but … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Anticipation

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Wordless Wednesday: In the Coop

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Wordless Wednesday: Pineapple Princess?

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Six on Saturday: Finding a Moment

It has been all hands on the deck in the garden (well, my two, and some of the time the Golfer’s too) recently, a combination of available time, decent gardening weather and an unwritten list that is as long as … Continue reading

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Itsy Bitsy Six on Saturday

I am starting with the above photograph for the benefit of our Six on Saturday host, Jon the Propagator, who has been disappointed that the lower branches of his wisteria have not been flowering. Our wisteria is trained over the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Blossom and Bees

We are enjoying an unusually hot Easter weekend in the UK, but we are not the only ones to enjoy it – apple blossom of all sorts is revelling in the sunshine too, with crab apple ‘Royalty’ above, crab apple … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday : Shade

I have had two or three relatively (and it’s all relative) ’empty’ days this week which promised hours of time to get lots of gardening tasks completed; sadly it didn’t quite work out like that but at least today saw … Continue reading

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