Tag Archives: Hamamelis ‘Arnold Promise’

Cranking Up a Gear

After a couple of weeks of day and night temperatures hovering just above or just below freezing, we had a frost free night last night and saw temperatures climb to the dizzy heights of 8°C during a few welcome hours … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Spring Snowflakes

It seems ages since a Monday morning last came round that had no pre-conceived ideas about a vase – opportunities just seemed to present themselves so it was quite refreshing to scour the garden with fresh eyes. Including Leucojum vernum, … Continue reading

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Tree Watch: Not Just White

On the 7th of each month Lucy hosts a tree watching meme on her Loose and Leafy blog. Although some bloggers have changed the trees they were observing after the first year I am sticking with my little witch hazel, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sticks and Stones

Thinking last night about today’s vase, I was well aware that there was little suitable bloom-wise and guessed I would need to be reliant on twigs or foliage – the post title ‘Sticks and Stones’ then popped into my head … 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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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Woodland Borders Rule OK

I feel quite self-indulgent posting these pictures today, highlighting what is flowering in my garden as part of Garden Bloggers Blooms Day, a meme hosted by Carol at May Dreams. My blooms are exclusively contained in the woodland or woodland … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Having been led up the garden path to her woodland by Pauline in her blog this morning, I was in my element viewing the lovely photographs she has posted today. Beautiful shots of snowdrops, hellebores, crocus, witch hazel, camellias and … Continue reading

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