Tag Archives: persicaria

In a Vase on Monday: Standing on Their Own

After a summer of popping up in various vases I though it was about time that persicaria stood on on their own two feet and had a vase of their own. Flowering all summer, they come in a range of … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Worthy Mentions

It is too easy to focus on the seasonal rising stars in the garden – the snowdrops, the hellebores, the tulips and now clematis, aquilegia, allium and soon the roses, but what about the stalwarts, the unassuming, dependable fillers that … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Temperatures have stayed low for the last few days, dipping below freezing overnight and not making outdoor jobs very enticing during the day – apart from my rambles, tasks were restricted to inspecting the greenhouse, picking a few raspberries and … Continue reading

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Light and Shade

Most of the UK has been enjoying what must have been the two sunniest and warmest days of the year so far, no doubt forgetting the usual cynicism about Bank Holiday weather in the process. Apart from my short and quickly … Continue reading

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