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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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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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