Monthly Archives: April 2015

Wordless Wednesday. The Tasteful and the Tasteless.

 

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In a Vase on Monday. ‘We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring again…’

‘We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring again, And walk together down an English Lane.‘  Ivor Novello. I was going to have an arrangement  today using just some beautiful fragrant Lilac. But I am incapable of doing minimalist whether in a … Continue reading

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Mad on Magnolias.

I have got a bit behind with blogging;  the weather has been so wonderful and I have been out in the garden most days working until I’m gibbering with exhaustion and not at my sunniest and sweetest best. But I can’t … Continue reading

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Scent in the Garden. April.

One of the most fragrant plants in the garden is in bloom now. It has tiny yellow tufts of flowers. They pack a punch which is quite disproportionate to their diminutive size. Azara microphylla is an evergreen with small, glossy leaves, … Continue reading

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GBBD April.

‘Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.‘ Ellis Peters. I am a day late with the Garden Blogger’s Bloom day because yesterday was not a day for blogging. It was a day of sparkling warm sunshine, and the … Continue reading

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Another Vase on Monday. Memories of Martinique.

These flowers  break the rules of Cathy‘s meme ‘In a Vase on Monday’.  I have to admit they certainly don’t come from my garden; they arrived at the door just now.  They are  a gift from the Pianist and as … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Daffadowndillies.

I am joining in with Cathy‘s meme this week with a vase of  daffodils from the orchard. On a previous post I have complained about the daffodils being such a mixed bunch of  big ones rather than carpets of little … Continue reading

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Tree Following, April. Chestnut tree and Pulmonarias. (Lungwort.)

It is time for an up-date on the Horse Chestnut, Aesculus hippocastrum which I am looking at each month, for the Tree Following meme hosted by Lucy Corrander at Looseandleafy blog. As I have said before, it is an Aesculus and not actually a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday. Gooseberry Fool.

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In a Vase on Easter Sunday.

I am joining in with Cathy‘s ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme this week, but as it is Easter I am doing it a day early, so that I can have a nice fresh vase for when the family comes … Continue reading

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