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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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A Less Floriferous Boxing Day

Hamamelis ‘Jelena’ was undoubtedly the star of the Boxing Day Bloom Show, but some of the other five witch hazels that are coming into bloom are not far behind as you can see in the collage at the end of … Continue reading

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To Cut or Not to Cut

Hellebore buds have been pushing their way above the soil in recent weeks with their pretty promises and once again I found myself dithering over whether to cut the foliage back or not, as is often recommended. I can understand … Continue reading

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Tree Update: a Moment of Unseasonal Joy

There is little to report on the witch hazel that I am watching for the meme hosted by Lucy of Loose and Leafy. Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’ has grown another 3 cm since last month and now reaches 142 cm so … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: The Secret

Butter yellow Copper Burnished bronze Green And gold, The witch hazels Are the first, Quietly turning The page From summer To autumn. Glowing In the mellowness Of late afternoon sun They watch The others Cling to Summer finery Without envy, … Continue reading

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A Quick Tree Update

There is little change on the tree I am watching for Lucy’s Loose and Leafy meme, but the pretty flowers on the Hamamelis ‘Amethyst’ are now past their best and will gradually shrivel and die like those on ‘Magic Fire’ … Continue reading

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