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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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