Category Archives: Spring

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 jobsĀ  (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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In a Vase on Monday: Spring Medley

Today’s vase is filled with a medley of some of spring’s finest blooms and foliage: Tulip ‘Purple Flag’, Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’, faded Hellebore ‘Harvington Double Lime’, Leucojum ‘Gravetye Giant’, cowslip, bluebell, anonymous wallflower and appleblossom, with fresh new foliage of … Continue reading

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April’s Best Blooms

As April gallops towards an end, I couldn’t let it escape without celebrating the glorious array of blooms that it brought, starting with Magnolia ‘Susan’ above, whose dark purple buds are just beginning to unfurl. Last year it bloomed prolifically … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: First Appleblossom

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In a Vase on Monday: News of the Blues

It would be easy to think there was more blue around in the spring garden than at other times of the year, with muscari, forget-me-not, hyacinth, pulmonaria, brunnera, Anemone blanda and the like, with bluebells and aquilegia poised to join … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Focussing on Spring

I meant to show this last week, one of the first buds on the ‘Winter Sunshine’ sweet peas in the greenhouse – last year the first blooms were open by this stage of April. Sadly, the picture seems to be … Continue reading

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