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Six on Saturday: a Bit of Weather

I treated myself to a new weather monitor this week, the previous one which I have had for over 10 years having begun to be less reliable, especially in terms of rainfall. Like most gardeners, I have always taken a … Continue reading

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Meet the Family!

I would like to invite you to meet my other family, my witches! Regular readers will know that I have a number of witch hazels which, not surprisingly, bring great pleasure at this time of year. Many of them are … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Jail Break!

Our neighbour on the hedge side, who died two or three years ago, had a habit of using random items to fill gaps in the hedge in a bid to stop his dog getting out – he was particularly fond … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Mixed Bag

I could have filled my allocated six slots at least twice over with blooms that are still hanging on long past their expected sell-by date, but with a November blooms post planned in a week or so, I looked for … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Twiggy Trio

Good morning and welcome to a mid-January In a Vase on Monday, for which I had already earmarked a damaged twig of witch hazel Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’, retrieving it from where it was hanging on by a mere thread of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

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Six on Saturday: Autumn Colours

Despite shorter days, increasingly cooler nights and the impending likelihood of the first frosts, the garden continues to provide a succession of ‘wow’ moments as autumn takes its brush and repaints it in its own choice of colours. The initial … Continue reading

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Glorious February Days

We have had some gloriously sunny days recently, with temperatures up to 14°C, a definite awareness of warmth from the sun, greenhouse vents opening and the sound of bees enjoying the benefits offered by these almost unseasonal days. On days … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Witches

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January Witch Hunt

Choosing my top January blooms this year is even easier than previously because, despite their early start, my special snowdrops have slowed down and are at not yet at their peak. A few, like Mrs Macnamara and James Backhouse, have … Continue reading

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