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Never a Dull Moment: Top Blooms for February

The February garden is dominated by the usual seasonal stalwarts, the snowdrops, the witch hazels and, now gradually coming on board, the hellebores. There are too many of each to list the top ten but above are a selection of … Continue reading

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Just Around the Corner

This primrose was a nice surprise on my ramble today, hinting that perhaps spring might be just around the corner; alas, with winter in some form or another to squeeze inbetween autumn and spring this is but an illusion, more’s … Continue reading

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GBBD: Blooms to Gladden Every Gardener’s Heart

There have been many surprises in the garden recently, as new blooms and blossoms appear thick and fast, having been tempted out of their slumber by the warmer days and greater light levels. Rather than revisit some of these delights¬† … Continue reading

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Short Division

It was a real joy to be in the garden yesterday, photographing hellebores and snowdrops, witch hazels and primroses, for the purposes of this blog. The mild and brighter weather of the last few days has brought an awareness of … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Blooms Day: Gently Does It

The soft and gentle colours Of February peep Through fresh leaves And shoots. Virginal snowdrops Flaunt their innocence, Secure in numbers And drifting wantonly. Meek and freckled hellebores Shyly avoid eye contact, Demure in their damask gowns, Gaining confidence As … Continue reading

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Conscious of saving foliage pictures for tomorrow I was looking for alternatives that I haven’t featured recently in a post, so was thrilled as I leafed through the woodland to find these two beauties –¬†a bud breaking to give an … Continue reading

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