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Wordless Wednesday: Rise and Fall of the Water Lily

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In a Vase on Monday: Gilding Not Required

When there are still plenty of blooms available in the garden it can be difficult to resist the temptation to stuff a vase full of them, as I did last week. Sometimes, though, the simplicity of a beautiful flower stands … Continue reading

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Holding a Torch

I am grateful to Anna of Green Tapestry for introducing me to tithonia or Mexican sunflower, this one being Tithonia rotundifolia ‘Torch’ when she suggested last year it would be a useful contender for my bold borders. Up till then … Continue reading

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Name, Not Nature

Water Lily by name, But not nature, She pushed her Chicory blanched spears Through almost barren ground, Their whiteness taking on A lilac hue, Suffusing through The virginal shoots Like ink on blotting paper Till all was coloured-in. Only then … Continue reading

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Under a Bushel

Reading a post on Patient Gardener‘s blog a couple of weeks ago about the colchicum flowering in her garden prompted me to check on the progress of Colchicum ‘Water Lily’ in my own garden. It was a few days before … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers

As I rambled this morning, and sat (yes, I did make time to sit) and admired, I found my mind inundated with lots of questions but only a few answers. For example, how quickly would the Clematis x jouiniana  ‘Praecox’ get out … Continue reading

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