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Wordless Wednesday: Enjoying the Spring Sunshine

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: the Shreds of Evidence

It was only a month ago that I featured pots of hostas on Garden Bloggers Foliage Day (the leafy meme hosted by Christina at My Hesperides Garden on the 22nd of every month) but many of them are now a … Continue reading

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I would hope I can be forgiven for gawping in admiration every time I pass this wonderful piece of patchwork in the woodland edge border – after all, how beautiful is that? When the property became ours in 1996 this … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Rhapsody in Blue

The title and focus of this week’s vase was decided a week ago, partly inspired by Hillward’s ‘blue’ post (thank you Sara) which made me more aware of all the emerging blues in my own garden. Today was therefore simply … Continue reading

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Shock & Awe

I was completely taken aback to catch a glimpse of flowers in the sitooterie this morning – even though I was recently aware of tulip leaves emerging around the overwintering Sundaville I had not noticed any buds. Indeed it was … Continue reading

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After colourful glimpses yesterday it seemed only fair to feature some of the leafier emergences which have also brought great joy in recent days. Lots of species tulips are pushing their way up and some activity has been noted amongst … Continue reading

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Noticing the first glimpses of yellow on the Tête-à-Tête outside the front door this morning I thought I would include a few other glimpses that I have had in the last day or two. Checking last year’s posts I see … 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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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: the Day After

I had an appointment with Snow White yesterday, so the monthly celebration of what’s blooming in the garden is a day late: pop over to Carol’s blog at May Dreams to see more timely posts from all over the world. As always I … Continue reading

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Rambling in The Orkneys

We have dragged ourselves away from home, kicking and screaming (slight exaggeration, but we do keep periods away from home to the bare minimum, as we leave so much of ourselves behind when we do go away), to spend a … Continue reading

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