Category Archives: The Seasons

In a Vase on Monday: Onset of Decay

Contrasting with the splashes of colour featured in ‘Blooming September’ yesterday, today’s vase focuses on the onset of decay that follows the abundance and glories of summer, with a single bloom of Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ and stems of Persicaria ‘Fat … Continue reading

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Blooming September

I have forgotten in so many months of late to do any kind of overview of what is blooming in the garden, always an interesting exercise to enable comparisons from year to year. Only just over halfway through September, I … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sizzling

It really has been sizzling here in the last few days, with temperatures hovering around 30°, making gardening tasks sticky and uncomfortable. With our second and last group visit to the garden planned for Tuesday, deadheading, staking and tying back … Continue reading

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End of Month View on Wordless Wednesday: Bustin’ Out

 

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Six on Saturday: Firsts

Every ramble this week has brought another first in terms of what has started blooming, with almost all the roses now having begun to flower, but only a few profusely. I was well pleased today, however, to find the first … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Curiosities

It is such an exciting time in the garden, with so much going on and new appearances to look out for every day; however, a long list of pre-garden-opening jobs  (not to mention the fairly persistently damp weather) has precluded … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Go Girl!

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Six on Saturday, Including a Sad Tale…

Whatever records we keep of our gardens we are unlikely to have evidence to prove or disprove statements like ‘I am sure the blooms on this have never been as big’, as seems to be the case with crabapple Malus … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Fringe Benefits

It is increasingly recognised that gardening has a positive impact on our well-being, bringing both physical and mental benefits, but what about the entertainment value? Who needs access to hundreds of television channels (or perhaps even a television at all) … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Dazzling White

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