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In a Vase on Monday: There’s a Word For That

There is so much to wonder at as I ramble around the garden these days, whether it’s the rapid progress of young seedlings once they are planted out in the cutting beds, diversity of the numerous aquilegia,  an almost constant … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Habit of Decades

The freshness and prettiness of this vase still takes me by surprise as I observe it whilst writing – there is something about the pink of the sweet peas offset by the white and greens that gives the impression of … Continue reading

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Meeting Bloggers: Cheery Thoughts

Rhododendrons do not appeal to everyone as I have discovered since writing this blog, but the small number I have suit their locations well and provide me with a degree of pleasure at certain times of year, particularly Rhododendron ‘Cheer’  … Continue reading

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Gatherings of Gardeners

Kate of Barn House Garden talked recently about receiving the promotional material required for opening her garden under the rebranded National Garden Scheme; on Sunday, The Golfer and I attended the Staffordshire, Birmingham and West Midlands ‘county’ lunch (although technically … Continue reading

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Bloggers, Badgers and Black Pears

It may be surprising just how many places you can visit in a couple of days – although perhaps not to us as we are past masters of this, preferring short breaks as we do. Never more than about 40 … Continue reading

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Battle Scene

I have hardly known what day of the week it was recently, with taking a friend to visit an NGS Yellow Book garden on Sunday, visiting lovely fellow-blogger Noelle of Stasher in Kenilworth (above) on Monday and meeting up with … Continue reading

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Camaraderie in Cumbria

It is a long journey from home up to my Mum’s in the west of Scotland but the Golfer and I always ensure we take advantage of stop-offs on the way – whether it be gardens or properties or golf … Continue reading

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