Category Archives: seed sowing

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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Wordless Wednesday: Humps and Bumps

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In a Vase on Monday: the Old and the New

Last year I grew some ‘everlasting’ flower from seed for the first time: helichrysum, limonium (statice) and gomphrena. I hadn’t realised until they bloomed that gomphrena was a tactile everlasting flower too and although germination was patchy and I will … Continue reading

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Twenty Nine Bags of Compost

Having decided it would be not only an interesting but also a useful exercise to see how many bags of compost I use in a year, I kept all the empty bags together till now. Subscribing to Which? Gardening magazine, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Glow-in-the-Dark

The appearance of a jar of turmeric as a prop in a Monday vase may seem a little incongruous, but in the absence of anything like a ‘glow stick’ or watch with luminous fingers I Googled ‘household items that glow … Continue reading

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At Last Hurrah!

After a couple of months of heat, blue skies and no rain we have finally had a day of welcome coolness, grey skies and RAIN! Yesterday felt damp and there was a little rain, but it was warm and there … Continue reading

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Top May Blooms: a Recurring Theme

The wisteria may be a little half-hearted this year having suffered, I think, from the cold northerly winds we had in March, but elsewhere in the garden things are definitely hotting up – and with a recurring theme. Chloris of … Continue reading

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