Category Archives: Summer

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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A Tune for June

In the garden June Plays its own Music, Winter melodies Long forgotten, Spring’s gentle strains But a lingering haunt. June is strident, Brash, A clash of cymbals And resonant bass, Wild and innovative, Steady, rhythmic and dependable – All familiar … Continue reading

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