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After colourful glimpses yesterday it seemed only fair to feature some of the leafier emergences which have also brought great joy in recent days. Lots of species tulips are pushing their way up and some activity has been noted amongst … Continue reading

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Natural Selection

It was a milder night last night so it was hard to tell if the bubble wrap was making any difference to the temperature in the greenhouse, but at least the insulation is now complete after rigging a wire up … Continue reading

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Where the Heart Is

Back home, and a quick ramble round the garden was of course a priority after the kettle had been put on, my spiritual core instantly refreshed by the the ramble far more than the cup of tea could ever refresh … Continue reading

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Going, Going, Gone…..

The pleasant weather over the weekend after a couple of what felt like damp days (but in reality produced very little rain) brought the Golfer out and up the ladder again to continue the Great Plum Tree Lop. After tying … Continue reading

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Mice in the Garden

I omitted to mention Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ as one of my purchases yesterday, as it was hiding behind other plants in the box they came hone in. This is a plant that took my fancy last time I went … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Mum’s the Word!

Knowing we would be away on the 15th of the month, when Carol at May Dreams hosts Garden Bloggers Blooms Day and where garden bloggers can host links to their own blooming blogs, I had taken appropriate photos of our own … Continue reading

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Sisters’ Day Out

Unlike a witches’ coven, when we three sisters meet it tends to be somewhere rather more interesting than round a cauldron, and yesterday we met up at Barnsdale Gardens near Rutland Water. This is the third time I have been … Continue reading

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Down, But Not Out

All rambles around the garden today have been accompanied by varying degrees of wetness, and I have changed my routes to avoid the inevitable wet brushings against head, arms and legs; the breezy day at the end of last week had … Continue reading

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