Category Archives: The Seasons

Blitz, Blitz, Ballroom Blitz

With so many things coming into bloom for the first time this season, I planned to throw as much as I could at today’s vase and the title came to me on one of our daily walks, all the more … Continue reading

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Sunny Side Up: April Blooms

I wonder if it was the hottest day of the year so far today? Here, it might have reached about 20°C, so not hot enough to fry an egg as suggested by the Tulipa bakerii ‘Lilac Wonder’ above, but feeling … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Dazzled, Damp and other Ds

We have had glorious weather recently, for most of our nearly four week lockdown in fact, with warmth and sunshine every day – a coat might have been needed perhaps only a couple of times for our daily permitted exercise … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Moving in the Right Direction

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Wordless Wednesday: Enjoying the Spring Sunshine

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Equinox

Light and dark Are equal, Nothing else. The garden Is in flux, Reaching for T shirts Whilst pulling off Its winter coat, Snowdrops fading Amidst Spring brightness, Crab apples clothed In green, Birch and beech Naked And bare. Soon, The … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Change of Plan

I did have a blue and white vase in mind for today, not this one but one containing blue and white Anemone blanda; when I came to cut the flowers, however, there were no longer any blue anemones in a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Raising the Barr

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Six on Saturday: Spring has Spru…

Well no, Spring has NOT quite sprung yet, but it is thinking about it and along with new shoots on numerous herbaceous perennials and buds breaking on trees and hedges there are many other signs that the seasons are a’changing, … Continue reading

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Floral February Foray

Every month, Chloris of The Blooming Garden invites us to share our top ten blooms; for some of us, even in February it is hard to select just ten, despite grouping our hellebores or snowdrops as one. I am not … Continue reading

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