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In a Vase on Monday: It Makes Scents

I have three pots of hyacinth in Greenhouse No 5 (The Coop); two contain bulbs I started myself back in October whilst the other was a gift. I had in fact purchased three different varieties myself, but when I came … Continue reading

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Little Effort

When talking about the compost heap yesterday, I omitted to say that the only effort involved was the actual emptying of the heap – no turning, watering, or adding activators for me. There are two bins of similar size, purpose … Continue reading

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Success at Last?

For anyone seeing yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday picture of anaemic hyacinth flowers breaking out of their leafy buds you may be surprised to hear that this is far from a regular occurrence. Every year for perhaps ten years or more I … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Coming Out of the Closet

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Wordless Wednesday: Scents and Scentsability

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Just Around the Corner

This primrose was a nice surprise on my ramble today, hinting that perhaps spring might be just around the corner; alas, with winter in some form or another to squeeze inbetween autumn and spring this is but an illusion, more’s … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Triumph of Hope Over Experience

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