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Eclipsed

With each Ray of sun, Each small Mercurial rise, Each drop Of gentler rain Another bud appears And swells, Another leaf bursts out, Unfurls. Stems push higher Skywards Every day, When light And dark meet As equals, When Spring Makes … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Allowed Out to Play

Top row: unknown, White Spotted Lady, Harvington Double Lime 2nd row: unknown, unknown, Yellow Ellen? 3rd row: White Spotted Ellen?, unknown, Harvington Double Red, 4th row: Ashwood Garden Hybrids Double, Harvington Double Pink, Pink Ellen 5th row: Blue Lady, Harvington … Continue reading

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Would I Lie to You?

Emphatically NOT! Not intentionally anyway, and yet I swore blind to Chloris just a few days ago that despite Katherine Hodgkin’s appearance in the greenhouse there was no sign whatsoever of her outside – yet only a day or two … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bottling It Up

There are several vases or receptacles that I have been eagerly awaiting the chance to use, this crate of mini milkbottles being one of them. I had coveted (in the nicest possible way of course) this very useable set ever … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Long Drawn Out Pleasures

In deepest February Those months Between leaf drop And spring May seem to drag May chill our hearts May make us yearn For warmer days And sun. But pause awhile…. If, In our anxiety For weeks to pass By swift … Continue reading

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Three Degrees

I have been waiting patiently for nearly a fortnight for temperatures to pick up enough to begin building the wall that will raise the height of the special snowdrop border – for days it has been hovering around 4ºC and … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected

It is impossible to know what to expect from the weather this week, with a mixture of snow flurries and rain and a dollop of wind forecast, but in-between this lot there have also been periods of sunshine and blue … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Never Helleboring

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In a Vase on Monday: Floats My Boat

Putting together today’s vase was a doddle compared to photographing it without including my reflection! As always, there was a chain of thought in the process, beginning with the hellebores which along with snowdrops are currently the brightest stars in … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Prim Little Roses and Heavenly Hellebores

I had just finished planting the new roses and set off with my camera for today’s pictures when the dampness of the day suddenly transformed itself into a distinct wetness, so with dripping camera and gradually soggier clothes I rushed … Continue reading

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