Monthly Archives: January 2019

Iced Landscape.

We awoke to a white garden this morning. I am not a fan of a winter wonderland.  A monochrome landscape leaves me cold. Literally, even if it is a sparkly one. My poor hellebores and snowdrops are lying face down … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Twigs.

Today we have had sun and what a difference it makes. It’s been a joy to work outside, buds are budding, birds are singing and snowdrops are carpeting.  Tomorrow it is all going to turn to worms with ice and … Continue reading

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Top Ten January Blooms.

Of course any January list has to start with a deep curtsey to the queen of the garden, Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ standing in regal splendour by my front door.  She  can grow to be 12 ft tall and mine … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. January Jewels.

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Winter Bark, Leaves and Twigs.

One of the joys of winter is the black tracery of the branches of naked trees against a violet sky. But for the garden I wanted something more colourful. The muted palette of the winter countryside has its charm but … Continue reading

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