Tag Archives: Arum italicum ‘Marmoratum’

In a Vase on Monday: Dawn is Breaking

After the excitement of IAVOM’s fifth anniversary last week we are back to ‘normal’ today; it was lovely to see all the ‘not’ vases and great that everyone rose to the challenge in some way or another to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: a Bad Dose of the Measles!

On the 22nd of each month Christina hosts a foliage day meme on her blog at My Hesperides Garden, encouraging us to look at foliage in the garden as well as blooms – something I have really taken on board … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Luna Landing

I have to confess to being thrilled with the result of today’s vase, based around the newly opened stem of Amaryllis/Hippeastrum ‘Luna’, a bloom that would have looked gorgeous however it was presented. The soft white petals with a greenish … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: a Multi-Stemmed Approach

It was reading other blogs this time last year that led me to introduce plants for winter interest into the pots on the paved area behind the house, and I am glad I did – for the cornus have already … Continue reading

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GBFD: Just a Hint

For Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, hosted by Christina at My Hesperides Garden, I rambled specifically looking for the changing foliage  colours which are harbingers of Autumn but found only a hint, like the amelanchier above. Elsewhere, much of the foliage … Continue reading

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GBFD: Hairy Beasties

Whilst rambling about all the blooms that have been delighting me in the garden I have inevitably also been aware of the luscious and often fascinating foliage that has accompanied them. Ferns throughout the garden have been turning brown as the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Marbleous!

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Short Division

It was a real joy to be in the garden yesterday, photographing hellebores and snowdrops, witch hazels and primroses, for the purposes of this blog. The mild and brighter weather of the last few days has brought an awareness of … Continue reading

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Weather-Beaten Wednesday

It seems strangely calm today as the flood waters recede and some of our local impassable routes are once more becoming viable alternatives. The wind had dropped, there has been no rain and even a little sunshine again – but this … Continue reading

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Word-Wizened Wednesday

Enjoying the written word as I do I am still reluctant to be completely wordless on Wednesdays, although I have posted recipes for mincemeat and rose hip syrup this morning so it wouldn’t have been a complete cop-out for me … Continue reading

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