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April Showers Herald the End of March
For the first time in what seems like ages, I have been aware of the end of the month as it happens. After a brief drop in temperature this week has been relatively mild, briefly reaching 18°C yesterday afternoon, but … Continue reading
In a Vase on Monday: Wintersweet
Although there is no wintersweet in today’s vase, it is nevertheless filled with a number of other sweet things of winter interest and beyond. I should however, try and find a spot for this fragrant shrub, Chimonanthus praecox, to further … Continue reading
Posted in Gardening, Gardens, grasses, greenhouse, In a Vase on Monday, shrubs, Winter, winter interest Tagged flowers in a vase 23 Comments
In a Vase on Monday: Tom Thumb and the Elegant Lady
Those of you who happened to read my recent Six on Saturday post will have been aware of the ‘spoiler alert’ and guessed I was going to use a fantasy chrysanthemum in today’s vase, a vase which took mere minutes … Continue reading
Posted in Gardening, Gardens, greenhouse, In a Vase on Monday, plants in pots, shrubs Tagged flowers in a vase 28 Comments
In a Vase on Monday: Life More Sweet
Hath not old custom made this life more sweet (Shakespeare, As You Like It) In no way had I envisaged today’s vase, but my journey to the bottom of the garden, secateurs in hand, was cut short by the sweet … Continue reading
Posted in Gardening, Gardens, shrubs Tagged blogging anniversary, flowers in a vase 40 Comments
Wordless Wednesday: Dazzling White
Posted in Gardens, shrubs, Spring, Wordless Wednesday Tagged Choisya 'White Dazzler' 1 Comment
Wordless Wednesday: Benny
Posted in Gardens, shrubs, winter interest, Wordless Wednesday Tagged Prunus mume ' Beni-chidori' 9 Comments
Wordless Wednesday: Scratch ‘n’ Sniff…
Posted in Gardening, Gardens, shrubs, Wordless Wednesday Tagged fragrant shrubs, Sarcococca humilis 15 Comments
Meet the Family!
I would like to invite you to meet my other family, my witches! Regular readers will know that I have a number of witch hazels which, not surprisingly, bring great pleasure at this time of year. Many of them are … Continue reading
Posted in Gardening, Gardens, shrubs Tagged witch hazels 46 Comments
Wordless Wednesday: On Fire!
Posted in Gardening, Gardens, shrubs, Winter, Wordless Wednesday Tagged cornus, Hamamelis 'Jelena' 17 Comments