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In a Vase on Monday: a Vase for Thomas Hood

Although Thomas Hood didn’t actually say ‘no colour’ in his oft-seasonally-quoted poem ‘November’ it may well be one of the things he had in mind when he talked about the lack of definition and cheerfulness in November. We can accept … Continue reading

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Contemplating Corners

Reminding myself of all the Curious Corners and Forgotten Follies in the garden the other day has inevitably sown a few seeds in my brain as potential improvements begin hatching, almost immediately. The curious corner on the right was photographed … Continue reading

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When Dick the Shepherd Blows his Nail (GBFD)

Having little foliage to feature on January’s Garden Bloggers Foliage Day (hosted by Christina – follow the link for more foliage posts) was never in doubt since the current snowfall began on Friday. The snow has now stopped falling and been … Continue reading

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Hi-lili, Hi-lo

There was an overwhelming sense of greenness in the garden today – the sky was blue and there was a hint of warmth in the sun, even though the temperature was only about 7 degrees. After the frost and the rain (the latter … Continue reading

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