Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Paphiopedilum: Slipper Orchid. Advertisements

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In a Vase on Monday.

Today, I am joining in Cathy’s meme of In a Vase on Monday. As I am still in the grips of  Galanthomania, it has to be snowdrops. If you look at Cathy’s post and Annette’s too you will see that … Continue reading

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Snowdrops! Snowdrops! Snowdrops!

Galanthomania strikes every year without fail. If you look at eBay you will see the silly prices people pay for one bulb of any snowdrop which is a bit out of the ordinary. Clearly, it is a form of madness … Continue reading

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The Glasshouses at Cambridge Botanic Gardens

In my last post I showed you the winter garden at Cambridge Botanic Gardens but the glasshouses are well worth a visit too.  They were built in the 1930s  to replace the original Victorian  teak  glass houses. They cover an … Continue reading

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The Winter Garden -The Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

This wonderful garden which was opened in 1846 was the brainchild of Darwin’s friend and mentor, the great botanist: Professor John Stevens Henslow. It is a wonderful place to visit all year round but a special treat in winter. We … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. January 2014

I am joining the Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day this month which is hosted by May Dreams Gardens. At last things are waking up in the garden  and as we have not had any harsh weather this winter everything seems really … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday

Today I am joining Kathy at ramblinginthegarden for her ‘In a vase on Monday meme’. She has some lovely Helleborus niger looking pristine in little inkwells. It is a challenge to find flowers for a vase at this time of … Continue reading

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Ypsilandra thibetica.

 Pauline who writes the great blog: leadupthegardenpath  left a comment on my post about Zaluzianskya and mentioned a favourite fragrant plant which she loves. I thought I would write about it as it is an unusual winter-flowering  plant with an … Continue reading

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Zaluzianskya capensis ‘Midnight Candy’.

Many of the people whose blogs I read are busy ordering their seeds at the moment. Two of the catalogues I enjoy are Chilterns and Plant World Seeds. Chilterns have no pictures but Plant World tempt you with pictures of … Continue reading

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Narcissus Minor ‘Cedric Morris’ is in Bloom!

 Narcissus Minor Cedric Morris  (Sorry it’s a bit out of focus, it is very windy today) The greatest winter delight in my garden is Narcissus minor ‘Cedric Morris’. This little treasure is only 25 centimetres tall and I have been … Continue reading

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