Monthly Archives: December 2014

Blog Awards.

It is so lovely to get a blog award and to know that people are reading your blog and even enjoying it.  So a big thank you to my friend, Annette at Annette’sGarden  wonderful blog and to  Sarah Jane  at Daydreaming Out Loud … Continue reading

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December Daffodils.

Two perfect little blooms of Narcissus minor ‘Cedric Morris’ have opened just in time for Christmas. Sometimes they make it in time for Christmas and other years they wait until January to open their flawless little trumpets. I wrote the … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day December 2014 and a Draw.

I am a couple of days late joining in with Carol’s Bloom Day  on the 15th of the month but the link is still open and as I have been blogging for a year now I am interested to compare what is … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday and a Little Surprise for Someone.

Cathy’s meme becomes a bit more of a challenge in this dismal month of December. Foraging in the garden for something to put in a vase I abandoned the idea of  picking the last roses. There aren’t enough to fill … Continue reading

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Is Taxonomy Too Taxing?

Do you have a problem with botanical names for plants ?  Are you intimidated by the Latin?  Maybe you agree with Shakespeare when he said: ‘ What’ s in a name?  That which we call a rose by any other … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday. Milk Wood.

This lovely snowdrop originated in the garden of Mrs. Macnamara who was the mother in law of Dylan Thomas.

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Tree Following. December. Last Look at the Mulberry.

I have been following this lovely old tree since March. I have seen its buds plump up, and watched the new leaves unfurl and then grow green and lush.           I have looked at the tiny … Continue reading

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A Book Review. Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols.

Many people are familiar with the trilogy of books Beverley Nichols wrote about his Tudor Cottage;  ‘Allways’ in Glatton, Huntingdonshire. The most famous is ‘Down the Garden Path‘ followed by the other two in the trilogy: ‘A Thatched Roof‘ and … Continue reading

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