Monthly Archives: March 2019

Six on Saturday. Weird and Wonderful.

It’s Saturday again already. The sun has been shining all week, and the work here has been feverishly intensive. There is only a little window of time at the end of March in which I can convince myself that this … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. A Whiter Shade of Pale.

In spring the garden is full of yellow flowers which is cheerful but not exactly subtle. So today I felt in the mood for some pure white and maybe some delicate cream. We all love white flowers; Vita Sackville West’s … Continue reading

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Top Ten March Blooms.

It is spring at last so we have plenty of lovely blooms to chose from and it’s difficult to pick out favourites. 1. Azara microphylla. My first March plant is a tree that does not have showy flowers; they have … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Vernal Equinox with ‘Christmas Cheer’

So it’s official, it’s the first day of spring.  Winter is off with his tail between his legs, ‘the lark’s on his wing, the snail’s on the thorn’ and according to Shakespeare, birds are singing: ‘Hey ring a ding, ding’. … Continue reading

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Le Vent qui Rend Fou.

In the south of France, the mistral, a wind which comes down the Rhone and blows for weeks is supposed to make men and horses go mad.  Here March is traditionally windy but this week the wind is relentless; I … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Singing the Blues.

I wasn’t going to do a vase on Monday today because I am thoroughly discombobulated by this endless wind and didn’t want to go outside. Yesterday, I ducked and dived and had several near misses as walnut branches crashed onto … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. The Winds of March.

‘Daffodils that come before the swallow dares and take the winds of March with beauty.’  W. Shakespeare. I hate to disagree with the Bard, but he has got it the wrong way round.  It is the winds that take the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday. 2nd March.

I am joining in this popular meme today, Six on Saturday hosted by The Propagator, although being constrained by only six items is a problem for me once I get going. Number one, I just noticed today that Magnolia ‘Black … Continue reading

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