Monthly Archives: April 2016

Nearly Wordless Wednesday. Two April Specials.

First, a climber with pink, very fragrant flowers. The seed was collected in Nepal by Bleddyn and Sue  Wynne-Jones of Crûg Farm Plants. Secondly, a peachy Currant. Ribes gordonianum  is a cross  between Ribes sanguineum and Ribes odoratum. It has  two–tone flowers. They … Continue reading

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Stumperies.

Some of the people who commented on my  post about my stumpery seemed unfamiliar with the word. Stumperies were popular Victorian garden features. In the nineteenth century many people were gripped by pteridomania; that is a sort of mad fern- fever. … Continue reading

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GBBD April.

‘Proud- pied April  dress’d in all his trim’. Shakespeare. Sonnet 98. Our gardens are all full of the prettiest blooms now that April is here; it is the most exciting month of the year.  Here are a few of my best … Continue reading

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New Projects in the Garden and a Look at the Winter Garden.

I have been busy this spring on two new projects. One of them is a big one and won’t be ready for a while. When it is finished it will be a secret garden, surrounded by fragrant shrubs. I dug up all … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday. Fab Frits.

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