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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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Happy Days!

Although a day does not go past when I am not pursuing at least some loosely based plant or garden activity, on top of least one obligatory ramble in the garden of course (and not always possible when away from … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: the First Hellebore

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In a Vase on Monday: Not Fade Away

The first hellebores were coming into bloom in December and nearly three months later they are still bringing great pleasure on every ramble. They may not be in the first flush of youth but as the flowers begin to dry … Continue reading

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Flashing Petticoats

Extraordinary Hellebores dance at Nature’s ball Petticoats flashing Joining with Ronovan’s haiku challenge (challenge words flash & dance) and Sandra of Wild Daffodil’s photographic challenge (challenge word extra). Thanks to them for hosting and apologies for more dancing blooms! Extraordinary … Continue reading

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Pleasurable Preciouses

Standing at one of the kitchen windows today and looking out on the garden I began to appreciate for the first time what a difference it is making to have the special snowdrops in a raised border. I built the … Continue reading

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To Cut or Not to Cut

Hellebore buds have been pushing their way above the soil in recent weeks with their pretty promises and once again I found myself dithering over whether to cut the foliage back or not, as is often recommended. I can understand … Continue reading

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