Tag Archives: Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’

In a Vase on Monday: Collection of Compositae

Hopefully I have not upset any botanical purists  by incorrectly including anything that does not belong to the compositae family, and although this large family includes 104,365 different species these were the only ones I could muster today for this … Continue reading

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Hurrah for the Bishop!

Despite following guidance and advice I have still been bereft of dahlias so far this year – until I spotted this flower on ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ today. This is at least a small success story as it must be the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Clerical Red

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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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A Dahlia, Sort Of

After months of waiting there is something resembling a dahlia flower, but not a perfect one, in the hot border! Let me introduce ‘Procyon’, a decorative dahlia with a flowering period of July to October – pah! A few weeks … Continue reading

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Curly Wurly

Isn’t she lovely? Clematis integrifolia ‘Pastel Blue’, fully open in all her twistiness – it has been so intriguing watching her and her buds progress to this stage and she is obviously happy to be here. She was moved from … Continue reading

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