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An Anniversary, a Plan and a Treat

An anniversary: would you believe I began Rambling in the Garden 11 years ago today? No, me neither! What a great experience it has been, what a lot I have learned and what a wonderful group of people I have … Continue reading

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In a Vase in Monday: Pirouette

I have shared this hellebore, H ‘Piroutte’, before, almost bemoaning the unnecessary quantity of blooms. I still stand by my assessment, but readily admit it makes for a striking plant, quickly clumping up to boost the number of blooms still … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Share the Joy

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In a Vase on Monday: Getting Ahead

I know some of you will not thank me (I remember a previous post!) for today’s prop, but it was so appropriate for the vase, a Caithness Glass bonbon dish of hellebore heads. I have displayed hellebores this way before … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Itsy Bitsy

Try as I might, I just could not establish any sort of theme for today’s Six on Saturday, the meme kindly hosted by ruminating garden blogger, Jim, so it’s a real itsy bitsy hotchpotch, starting with the first primroses blooming, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: an Evolutionary Lesson

Admiring hellebores in the woodland edge border earlier in the week, probably now at their peak, I was tempted to invite more to the party – but I resisted, until searching specialist hellebore nurseries to try and identify the one … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Dancing Girls

Hellebores are a little like exotic dancers, inasmuch as they take great delight in delaying their hidden delights, tantalising and teasing us before they finally remove their last veil and expose their true form. Anna’s Red is the greatest tease, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Coming Along Nicely

With our February garden opening only 5 weeks away, there is a long ‘to-do’ list on display – or two to be exact, as the Golfer has one of his own, jobs I can entrust him to do that don’t … Continue reading

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Glorious February Days

We have had some gloriously sunny days recently, with temperatures up to 14°C, a definite awareness of warmth from the sun, greenhouse vents opening and the sound of bees enjoying the benefits offered by these almost unseasonal days. On days … Continue reading

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Blooms Bringing Pleasure in March

I have been busy with all sorts of things recently, not just The Project or even the garden, and missed my usual Wordless Wednesday post without even being aware it was Wednesday. Like me, the garden has also been busy, … Continue reading

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