Monthly Archives: October 2019

31st October. Halloween.

                We went out on our bikes today and I was astonished at how many houses were draped with cobwebs and skeletons and pumpkins. When I was a child, Halloween  with all its … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday. A Few Little Jobs on Hand.

1. Elastic boundaries. Like all fanatical gardeners I acquire plants compulsively and I cannot leave the house without coming back with pocketfuls of seeds and cuttings. And then I wonder where to put all the plants and wish I had … Continue reading

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Top Ten October Blooms.

I can’t believe it’s already time for my top ten monthly bloom post. This last month has whizzed by so quickly that I am feeling quite dizzy. My October favourites are always my nerines but this year many of them … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. A Delight of Dahlias.

I don’t know whether there is a collective noun for dahlias, but if we can have a ‘charm of goldfinches’, then why not a ‘delight of dahlias’? Once you give your heart to dahlias your late summer and autumn garden … Continue reading

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My Henri Rousseau Garden.

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