Tag Archives: Tête à Tête

In a Vase on Monday: Turn That Frown Upside Down…

It was fairly late in the day yesterday when I prepared my vase, having attended a long lunch with other National Garden Scheme garden owners in Staffordshire, Birmingham & part of the West Midlands and picked up our posters and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: All at Once I Saw a Crowd

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In a Vase on Monday: Nodding in the Wind

I picked up these alder catkins in a car park after Storm Doris had passed by with the intention of using them in a vase and here they are, along with nodding accomplices Hellebore foetidus, the first Tête-à-Tête and dangling … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Twist and Shout

There was a three-pronged approach to this vase: a desire to use the ‘Tête-à-Tête’ before they were past their best, the contrast of the fresh green leaves emerging out of the twisted hazel stems retained from a previous vase, and … Continue reading

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Six Inch Rule

Rambling through the woodland edge border on yesterday’s sunny afternoon I decided to grab a trowel and split some of the snowdrop clumps to fill in a few more of the gaps. These are not the ‘specials’ but the ordinary … 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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Worth the Wait

Although air pressure is dropping after a fortnight of  stability we have not yet had any rain, so the panorama of the morning sun lighting up the bank of Tête-á-Tête under the apple trees was a delight to behold and well worth the … Continue reading

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Seat of Learning

I needn’t have worried about last year’s planting of ‘Tête-à-Tête’ near the stream, and whether those planted in the grass were going to struggle to get through the new turf that had been laid on top of them – if … Continue reading

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The Fall Guys

As our house faces east south east and fronts directly onto the lane, these Tête-à-Tête and viola have borne the full brunt of the recent wind and snow. The Tête-à-Tête, having flowered earlier than those still emerging in the garden, were … Continue reading

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Hope Springs

The snow continued through the night but strangely, despite temperatures remaining at zero or below, roads and footpaths have quickly cleared, except in lanes like some of our local ones where a combination of wind and gates or a gap … Continue reading

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