Tag Archives: Geum ‘Mrs Bradshaw’

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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GBBD: They Think It’s all Over….

…. but it certainly isn’t yet, as the above blooms show. From the top and left to right: one of the increasing number of clumps of Cyclamen hederifolium sunflower in the hot border a second flush of Astrantia ‘Buckland’ Lonicera … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Still Going Strong

What’s still going strong? The two big aluminium ice cream containers with the bargain Aldi plants certainly are, having flowered continuously for nearly 4 months and with only an occasional dead heading of the petunias – these have far and … Continue reading

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Just Poppying Out

As I marched purposefully down to the hot borders with my camera in hand, bespattered by blustery rain, I had this post title in mind to go with a photograph of this poppy, Papaver ‘Victoria Louise’, which had been showing … Continue reading

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Tough Cookies

As well as the beautiful and tough leaves of the hellebores and ferns, and the more petite but still tough leaves of the snowdrops as they push their way up out of the soil, I have been amazed at the … Continue reading

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