Category Archives: Winter

Snowdrops and Carrots

Realising after our Ireland visit year just how little we had used the campervan as a campervan last year, we decided to aim for at least a one night away most months. Over the winter that just didn’t happen, not … Continue reading

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Glorious February Days

We have had some gloriously sunny days recently, with temperatures up to 14°C, a definite awareness of warmth from the sun, greenhouse vents opening and the sound of bees enjoying the benefits offered by these almost unseasonal days. On days … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Just a Little Bit More Sun Will Do It

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In a Vase on Monday: Skinny

During the week I gave a slim little posy of fragrant sarcococca and colourful Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’ to a friend and, finding it simple but pleasing, decided to repeat it for today’s vase with the addition of a sprig of … Continue reading

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End of Month View: a Frosty Reception

It was almost minus 5°C here first thing this morning, and my! how the garden shivered! Both greenhouses were frozen shut despite being heated inside to +5°C and the roofpanes of The Coop were covered in pretty feathery patterns. Foliage … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: What’s Up Doc?

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In a Vase on Monday: It Makes Scents

I have three pots of hyacinth in Greenhouse No 5 (The Coop); two contain bulbs I started myself back in October whilst the other was a gift. I had in fact purchased three different varieties myself, but when I came … Continue reading

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