Tag Archives: Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’

After November

After referring to Thomas Hood and his ‘November’ poem – ‘No sun – no moon!’ etc – a few weeks ago I find myself wondering what he would have thought of December, and this December in particular. We may have … Continue reading

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Where the Heart Is

Back home, and a quick ramble round the garden was of course a priority after the kettle had been put on, my spiritual core instantly refreshed by the the ramble far more than the cup of tea could ever refresh … Continue reading

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GBFD: Just a Hint

For Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, hosted by Christina at My Hesperides Garden, I rambled specifically looking for the changing foliage  colours which are harbingers of Autumn but found only a hint, like the amelanchier above. Elsewhere, much of the foliage … Continue reading

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The Cut-Down Tale of the Rector and Three Ladies

I tackled the Rector again this afternoon, having discovered he had been carrying on a longstanding affair with Holly behind the rose arbour. Invigorated by Dawn’s intoxicating perfume I confronted them both; their response was prickly to say the least, … 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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Displacement Theory

Displacement Theory says something along the lines of ‘If you want to plant new shrubs in your pots you will have to remove the old plants first’, and the thrifty modifier of the theory would add something like ‘and find … Continue reading

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