Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Witch’s Garden.

In a post last winter I pondered the question of why we garden and asked blogging friends for their opinions. I suggested that one of the reasons we garden is to try to recreate a paradise we remember from our childhood. … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Blooms.

‘Tis the years’s midnight’ as John Donne said in his  not very cheery poem ‘A Nocturnal on St.Lucie’s Day.’ St.Lucie’s Day  falls on the 13th December which before the Gregorian calendar reform was the winter solstice. This year the winter … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Not Radishes.

Like Cathy at Rambling in the Garden I am rather keen on haikus. Here is one by the master of the art, Matsuo Basho. ‘When the winter chrysanthemums go, there is nothing to write about but radishes’. Fortunately, I don’t … Continue reading

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Winter Lights at Anglesey Abbey

We always enjoy a visit to the winter garden at Anglesey Abbey. This year we went a bit early because we had tickets for their Winter Lights event. Several National Trust properties are holding these now and it adds a … Continue reading

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