Category Archives: herbaceous perennials

Crowning Glory and Other Curiosities

I showed an example of fasciation on Wordless Wednesday last week, in that case in a veronicastrum; today I found another example, this time in Veronica longifolium ‘Marietta’. Fasciation occurs due to abnormal activity in the growing tip of a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fascinating Fasciation

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Bordering On…

…what? OK? Acceptable? Certainly nowhere near ‘perfect’, but definitely improving and certainly the nearest to acceptable they have ever been. Today I would like to share the three groups of borders with you, assessing their overall impact, and starting with … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: After the Whirlwind

At 10.30 this morning 29 members of the West Yorkshire Hardy Plant Society (HPS) filed down the side of our house and into the garden; an hour and 101 questions later they were gone, on their way to Devon for … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: A Thing of Beauty…

…is a joy forever, and although all of these beauties will fade and die in due course I am safe in the knowledge that they will return again and again, like the good friends that they are. The garden is … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fit for a Princess

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Still Blooming After All This Time

Without a fixed date of posting top blooms each month, it becomes a random combination of when I think about it and when I have the time, in or around the third or fourth week, but it continues to form … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Disgraceful!

As autumn progresses, it brings with it a range of changes within the garden as annuals turn up their toes, herbaceous plants cast off their earlier finery and trees don their autumn outfits before casting them off like an eager … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Also-Rans

Today’s vase contains blooms I have not used in a vase this year, and in some cases never; not necessarily because they were not worthy of inclusion, more that they were overlooked for one reason or another…also-rans. It was the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Seeking Wisdom

Gardeners are likely to find their wisdom in many places – their successes, their failures and their also-rans. So am I going to plant out my recent order from Claire Austin directly in the borders? No, because I have learned … Continue reading

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