Tag Archives: Crocosmia ‘Constance’

In a Vase on Monday : Reddy or Not

One of the young buds of sunflower ‘Ruby Eclipse’ (shown in the last post) had a longer stem than most of its neighbours, but was clearly not going to have opened by today so, ‘reddy or not’ here it still … Continue reading

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When You’re Smilin’….

Last night gave us the first really noticeable frost in the garden, despite other recent forays into negative temperatures, but an early ramble proved that there was still plenty to smile about, with (clockwise from top left) bacopa, rambler ‘Rural … Continue reading

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Comfortable and Nurturing

Despite the downpours and continued forecast of rain there is somehow something strangely comfortable and nurturing about this mild wet spell – in the familiar surroundings of the garden the rain is adding an extra layer of lushness to the … 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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