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Wordless Wednesday: It Must Be Spring!

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Busy With a Paintbrush

As quickly as the petals drop off the magnolia, the pinker and wider open become the petals of the clematis growing through it, Clematis montana ‘Warwickshire Rose’. At first the magnolia merely took on a subtle pinkish glow, but all … Continue reading

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Next Best

After the excitement of watching seedlings emerge, often overnight, the next best thing is when their first true leaves open, not only giving greater confidence that the seedlings will reach maturity but also teasingly giving a glimpse of their future … Continue reading

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You Are Mistaken, Thomas Hood!

The weather forecast having just indicated that there would be little chance of seeing the sun yesterday I was taken aback to then hear a reference on the radio yesterday to the poem ‘November’, by Thomas Hood – ‘No sun…. … Continue reading

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More Surprises, Mostly Pleasant

While reading blogs by Plantaliscious and Beangenie this week I noted that both of them recently experienced the excitement of their first magnolia flower of the year; not so here, although I inspected the hairy buds on a regular basis for the first signs. I … Continue reading

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