Category Archives: winter interest

Six on Saturday: an Evolutionary Lesson

Admiring hellebores in the woodland edge border earlier in the week, probably now at their peak, I was tempted to invite more to the party – but I resisted, until searching specialist hellebore nurseries to try and identify the one … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Spotty

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Wordless Wednesday: Arctic Bells

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Never Mind the Weather, Never Mind the Rain

Never mind the weather, never mind the rain Now that we’re together, whoops she goes again La-di-da-di-da, la-di-da-di-de All good pals and jolly good company I gave up looking at the weather forecast for the day of our garden opening … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Green Brush

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In a Vase on Monday: Simple

I occasionally get mild dermatitis and tend to make a point of using toiletries for sensitive skin, which is why we have the rather bizarre prop of a bar of soap to accompany this very simple vase, in itself a … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Woe is Me!

…. not me, but the Lanky Lodger, whom I found sprawled out on his bench earlier in the week. wailing and gnashing his teeth. Sadly, he has proved to be a short-lived sculpture, despite the number of coats of primer … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Doubles

If I had not already got both title and props sorted before I even picked these iconic double snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’, I could have woven a post around the theme of my ship coming home, as it clearly … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday, On the Party Guest List: Jacqueline, Tommie, Beni & Katharine

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Six on Saturday, Mostly Inconsistent

January seems to be have been unusually overcast with only a few days offering any blue sky or noticeable sunshine, and it will be interesting to compare the final output of our solar panels with those of previous Januarys. The … Continue reading

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