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In a Vase on Monday: Yes Milady (the Chinese Imposter)

After blithely calling these pretty pink things ‘asters’ all the time I have been raising them, it is only this week that I realised that they are not really asters at all but Callistephus chinensis, sometimes known as ‘Chinese asters’. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Glass Honesty Box

I had to rein myself in when choosing flowers for today’s vase but even so there is a far greater variety and quantity of blooms than usual. It had to be roses of course, because they are just getting better … Continue reading

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Slugging it Out

It may have been wet for much of yesterday but that didn’t stop several rambles round the garden at various times of day. On the first ramble I noticed that Clematis ‘Rebecca’ was looking a little ragged and guessing who … Continue reading

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Nip and Tuck

I have become aware over the last few months that the garden will increasingly need regular maintenance to curb its exuberance as it matures whereas I will need greater discipline to restrict what I would like to add to it. … Continue reading

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