Monthly Archives: January 2018

Top Ten January Blooms.

The stygian darkness of so many January days is considerably brightened by a few  very special winter blooms.  The shrubs which give particular pleasure are  fragrant  so that they will attract any bees brave enough to be about. Daphnes are  … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Potted Pleasures and the Scents of Winter.

My first pot of Iris reticulata in the greenhouse is full of blooms and I thought I would put some in a little vase with an unusual primrose. I don’t know how long these irises keep fresh in a vase, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Janus, the Roman god of beginnings was always depicted with two faces , one looking back and one ahead. So New Year’s Day seems like a good time to have a backwards glance at some of my favourite blooms of … Continue reading

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