Tag Archives: witch hazels

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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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Long Drawn Out Pleasures

In deepest February Those months Between leaf drop And spring May seem to drag May chill our hearts May make us yearn For warmer days And sun. But pause awhile…. If, In our anxiety For weeks to pass By swift … Continue reading

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Tree Watch: Not Just White

On the 7th of each month Lucy hosts a tree watching meme on her Loose and Leafy blog. Although some bloggers have changed the trees they were observing after the first year I am sticking with my little witch hazel, … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected

It is impossible to know what to expect from the weather this week, with a mixture of snow flurries and rain and a dollop of wind forecast, but in-between this lot there have also been periods of sunshine and blue … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: I Tried, Honestly I Did….

On the 15th of every month Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts a Blooms Day meme, where we can see what is flowering in each others gardens – at this time of year when there is such a variety of … Continue reading

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