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The Busiest of Times, the Quietest of Times

It has been a strange fortnight, beginning as it did with Christmas Day on a Monday; with leap years, I think this must be the first Christmas since I finished work  that has fallen on a Monday and somehow it … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Bloooms Day: Promises and Apologies

Yesterday passed me by without any awareness that it was the 15th of the month, the day traditionally chosen as GBBD, the meme hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens.When I went out with my camera today I was fully … Continue reading

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Tree Watching: a Growth Spurt

When I measured my witch hazel Hamamelis ‘Amethyst’, the tree I am observing for Lucy’s tree watching meme, it seems to have put on a growth spurt, now measuring 95cms which is nearly 20cms more than when I first measured … Continue reading

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Tree Following: the Witch Hazel Detective

The young witch hazel Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’ that I am following for Lucy’s meme looks little different from a month ago, although the difficulty of getting such a twiggy thing in focus doesn’t help in making comparisons. The flowers are … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: I Tried, Honestly I Did….

On the 15th of every month Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts a Blooms Day meme, where we can see what is flowering in each others gardens – at this time of year when there is such a variety of … Continue reading

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Tree Watch – Settling In

Last month was the first time I joined in the tree watching meme hosted by Lucy of Loose and Leafy, but already I have reaped the benefits – rushing as I did to post on the 7th of last month … Continue reading

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Belated Birthday Present

I spent a happy afternoon in the greenhouse today, pricking out and potting on most of the seedlings which were still in trays, restricting myself to 10 of each plant and wondering whether I could bring myself to compost the … Continue reading

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Enough to Make Me Blush

Although I gently pruned some of the roses in the rose garden whilst trimming the lavender at their feet and noticed there were still several buds on ‘Blush Noisette’ it was still a surprise when I walked through today to … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Blooms Day: Gently Does It

The soft and gentle colours Of February peep Through fresh leaves And shoots. Virginal snowdrops Flaunt their innocence, Secure in numbers And drifting wantonly. Meek and freckled hellebores Shyly avoid eye contact, Demure in their damask gowns, Gaining confidence As … Continue reading

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