Monthly Archives: May 2019

Top Ten May Blooms.

‘Queer things happen in May. Little forgotten faces appear, and plants thought to be dead suddenly wave a green hand to confound you’.  W.E.Johns. The May garden is a place of daily delights. In gardening books you read sometimes of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. A Paean to Peonies.

I was going to save my luscious tree peonies for my Top Ten May Blooms because they certainly come in at number one on any list. But they just won’t wait, they flaunt their gorgeousness every time I go into … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. May Posies.

What did T. S. Eliot say? ‘April is the cruellest month breeding lilacs out of the dead land’. Well this year he has got it wrong. May is being very capricious and cruel. On Saturday, I spent all day ducking … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday. Fleeting Beauties.

When I did my Top Ten April Blooms post several bloggers politely suggested that I can’t count. So as I join in with Six On Saturday this week I will keep careful tally. This first week of May we have … Continue reading

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Wild Flowers of the Gargano.

I have been away. I really don’t like leaving my garden in April. But I have a book which features the 50 best sites for wild flowers in the world.   As a plant lover the idea of seeing plants … Continue reading

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