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In a Vase on Monday: Skinny

During the week I gave a slim little posy of fragrant sarcococca and colourful Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’ to a friend and, finding it simple but pleasing, decided to repeat it for today’s vase with the addition of a sprig of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Wake Up and Smell the…

…viburnum, the sarcococca and the lonicera! Suddenly the fragrances of these winter flowers are becoming evident, even though they have all been flowering for a few weeks. Many stems of Lonicera purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ are all but over, but the … Continue reading

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Rambling yesterday morning and seeking inspiration for Wordless Wednesday I was almost at the back door again when I spotted that hint of colour on Hamamelis ‘Harry’ – and there was plenty more hints elsewhere on the small tree. Needless … Continue reading

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365 Days of Opportunity – Looking Forward

Being blessed with a practical and positive nature I see every day as a day of opportunities – thus making 2013 a whole 365 days of opportunity. What will I discover? What will I learn? Gardens are full of things to … Continue reading

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