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Correct me If I am Wrong….

….. but surely Lilium candidum should not be pushing up this fresh and healthy green growth at the beginning of January when they are not due to flower till August? I have not grown lilies before, other than the ‘pot … Continue reading

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Sitting on a Pile of Bricks

For those people out there who feel I should be putting my feet up for a while and not contemplating another project quite yet let me reassure you that the leftover bricks (all 126 of them, plus 8 halves and … Continue reading

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A Good Week’s Work

Conveniently the rain held off yesterday till the day’s mortaring was dry and the Wall Project was complete – just leaving the tidying up to make a start on today. When you see the amount of mortar scraped up off … Continue reading

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Making Good Progress

Whether or not it’s the amount of sunshine we have had this summer or perhaps because I have been more attentive than in other years, but everything in the greenhouse is progressing really well – it’s like a jungle in … Continue reading

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Darling Buds

In between labouring in the last few days I have been aware of interesting progress in the two hot borders, as late summer flowers start to rev up for the late showing – the dahlias are slowly beginning to bud … Continue reading

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Rods and Cones

I picked up a random old copy of National Geographic when I was out yesterday and opened it when I noticed the presence of an article entitled ‘Midnight Gardens’. As well as magazine’s usual stunning photographs, including the gardens of … Continue reading

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Didn’t Even Try……

…. to resist buying these plants at a car boot sale, but at £2 each, why should I? Liatris, Coreopsis ‘Punch Series’ and two asters, one unknown and the other A. ‘Little Ch…….’  – I thought I would remember the … Continue reading

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More Surprises, Mostly Pleasant

While reading blogs by Plantaliscious and Beangenie this week I noted that both of them recently experienced the excitement of their first magnolia flower of the year; not so here, although I inspected the hairy buds on a regular basis for the first signs. I … Continue reading

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