Tag Archives: ivy

November Blooms: Stray Apologies

Chloris of  The Blooming Garden hosts a monthly meme encouraging us to share our top ten blooms each month, and she posted hers yesterday. I deliberately haven’t peeked at her November treasures yet, so I could roam my own garden … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day: Ubiquitous Ivy

I wasn’t sure if I was going to join in with Christina’s Foliage Day meme this month but then a foliage focussed ramble found me admiring the seasonal foliage of Nandina ‘Obsession’ and Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’, pausing beside this wayward strand … Continue reading

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Old Frayed Curtains

Like old frayed curtains The ivy masks a secret Hanging like a veil Joining in with Ronovan’s haiku challenge (challenge words fray and veiled) and Sandra at Wild Daffodil‘s 52 week photo challenge (challenge word secret); thanks to both of … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: a Multi-Stemmed Approach

It was reading other blogs this time last year that led me to introduce plants for winter interest into the pots on the paved area behind the house, and I am glad I did – for the cornus have already … Continue reading

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The Unloved

After yesterday’s comments I thought it only fair to show the unloved mahonia in situ – tucked away in the far corner of the woodland and growing to a height of at least 15 feet. When we bought the property … Continue reading

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GBFD: A Bit of a Rush

When I was rambling in the garden yesterday in rather better weather conditions than today, in between pulling out stray leaves and collecting pebbles brought to the surface by frosts, I stopped to admire this woodrush Luzula sylvatica ‘Marginata’. This was moved from … Continue reading

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