Category Archives: early spring

Six Signs of Spring on Saturday, and an Anniversary

I missed Six on Saturday last week, running out of time after an afternoon visit to Ashwood Nurseries and John’s Garden there, although in hindsight I could have cobbled something together from the few photos I had taken. You will … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bottling It

The Coop is currently home to a number of flowering bulbs and the indoor narcissi are beginning to come into their own, joining the hyacinths in pumping out their strong fragrance. If I was to bottle the fragrance of any … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Turn That Frown Upside Down…

It was fairly late in the day yesterday when I prepared my vase, having attended a long lunch with other National Garden Scheme garden owners in Staffordshire, Birmingham & part of the West Midlands and picked up our posters and … Continue reading

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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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Six on Saturday: In One Fell Swoop…

… the character of the woodland has been destroyed… Our neighbour on the hedge side came to the door a week or so ago to say they were planning on replacing part of the hedge at the bottom end of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Arctic Bells

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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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Six on Saturday: Pink Sticks and Purple Kings

As well as all the snowdrops and hellebores, I have added numerous other plants of winter interest in recent years, mostly as a result of what I have seen and read on other blogs, especially that of blogging friend and … Continue reading

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