Monthly Archives: July 2014

What is Colour Like?

The title of a recent post on Flighty’ s blog got me thinking  about colour, how we perceive it and its importance to us as gardeners. So I have borrowed Flighty’s title for this post. As gardeners we  love colour and … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day. July.

Christinas’s  foliage day meme has come round again. it is quite challenging to find fresh foliage after such a dry summer.After writing about plants I don’t like in my last post I quite expect people to reply to this post … Continue reading

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Taste in Flowers.

Taste in plants changes and flowers are subject to fashion like everything else. Most gardeners shrink in horror at the idea of red salvias grown with French marigolds and pink Busy Lizzies. Many flowers that our parents loved are disliked … Continue reading

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If You Go Down to the Dump Today…

Sometimes we have to take rubbish to the municipal dump, specially if we have had  prawns or crab and the refuse isn’t due to be collected for another 2 weeks. I always look in the skip of garden refuse and … Continue reading

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GBBD July 2014

The 15 th July has come really quickly. There are so many blooms in the July garden so here are just a few which are delighting me at the moment.  I have a new camera and I am trying to … Continue reading

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A trugful of vegetables.

An American blogger asked me what a trug is. Sussex trugs are long shallow baskets made from sweet chestnut and cricket bat willow. They have been made in Sussex since the 1500s. My son’ s lovely partner gave me one for … Continue reading

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Mulberry Tree Following 8/7/14

Another month has past and again it is time to tell you new and exciting things about my chosen tree. I am a day late in joining in with the Tree Following meme hosted by Lucy at Looseandleafy. It is … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. White Foam.

Inspired by the white garden at Sissinghurst and a recent wedding I couldn’t resist filling my Port Meirion jug with foamy white with green highlights this week. The green bobbles are Dianthus barbatus ‘Green Trick’ which are rather fun for … Continue reading

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July Blues.

Cathy at Ramblinginthegarden shares my sadness at the loss of her glorious June roses. Even at Sissinghurst Vita felt the same sort of disappointment that I do now that  July is here: ‘ There are some moments when I feel … Continue reading

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