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Never a Dull Moment: Top Blooms for February

The February garden is dominated by the usual seasonal stalwarts, the snowdrops, the witch hazels and, now gradually coming on board, the hellebores. There are too many of each to list the top ten but above are a selection of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Something in the Air

It was a glorious morning yesterday, with clear blue skies, a definite feeling of warmth in the sun, and temperatures here up to at least 14°C. It was the culmination of a week of noticeable changes in the garden, of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Where Streams of Purple Water Flow

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Hellebores Bow Down

We paid the price for the warmer and brighter day yesterday, by negative temperatures overnight and a sharp frost this morning. The hellebores looked as if they were worn out and exhausted from all-night partying but soon perked up when … Continue reading

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Spears and Pruninghooks

When I first rambled in the garden today, after our routine Sunday breakfast of porridge, the sun already bright and the skies cloudless blue despite the earlyish chill. The garden was teeming with life, joyfully welcoming the heart and soul … Continue reading

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