Category Archives: herbaceous perennials

End of Month View: August Beckons

The last few months have been stuffed with so many dates, particularly with the garden openings and a baby due, that I hadn’t really looked beyond the end of July – and all of a  sudden we are in August … Continue reading

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Bounteous Blooms in July

I featured the cutting beds a little while ago and indeed they just keep getting better and better – but they are not the only blooms in the garden, although undoubtedly they host the highest concentration of floriferousness. Admittedly there … Continue reading

Posted in annuals, container & basket plants, cutting beds, Garden Bloggers Blooms Day, Gardens, herbaceous perennials | 41 Comments

Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day: Branches and Leaves

Despite the intensity of the wind accompanying Storm Doris as she visited the UK yesterday, damage in our own garden was limited to small branches and twigs, a redistribution of loose oddments and a good deal of flapping of the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Shepherd’s Warning

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End of Month View: If Only…

… every border was as floriferous at the end of September, or any other month for that matter, as these two cutting beds! Sadly, this is not the case and of course never will be so perhaps I can be … Continue reading

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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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End of Month View: Reconnecting

It was a joy to reconnect with the garden again after being away, a time to examine and reassess, to observe and consider – and to pluck the odd spent rose head or two of course. On the paved area … Continue reading

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