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The Time Has Come…

…to oust these violas, the pretty ‘Cool Wave Frost’ (the photo makes them look more blue than the lilac mix that they are) variety that I have grown from seed for the last 3 or 4 years. They germinate so … Continue reading

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Nip and Tuck

I have become aware over the last few months that the garden will increasingly need regular maintenance to curb its exuberance as it matures whereas I will need greater discipline to restrict what I would like to add to it. … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

Mostly ups,  I am pleased to say. Firstly, the beautiful pink satin petals of this tree lily are as perfect as they could be, despite leaves nibbled by a succession of lily beetles. Although it took more than a year … Continue reading

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Green Smells and Running Water

We awoke during the night to the sound of heavy rain and with rain and thunder during the morning there was soon standing water on many of the local roads, replacing the heat uncomfortably high humidity of yesterday. Although the … Continue reading

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In the Exstream

The possibly random-looking pile of stones on the left is the end of our stream, as it disappears under the stone roughly mid picture and falls into the sump below the large artificial stone on the left. After I removed … Continue reading

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