Monthly Archives: January 2020

In a Vase on Monday. Snowdrops!

‘Chaste snowdrop, venturous harbinger of spring, And pensive monitor of fleeting years!’  To a Snowdrop. William Wordsworth. I’m not surprised that Lakeland Willy wrote odes to these little beauties. I almost feel one coming on myself, except in this day … Continue reading

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Top Ten January Blooms.

Here we are, the 23rd has come rushing round yet again with unseemly haste and it is time for my monthly Top Ten Bloom update. January has been mild but very wet and all my favourite winter blooms are looking … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Bonkers!

I have been rereading E.A. Bowles and his book ‘My Garden in Spring’  is a wonderful reminder that my favourite season is on its way. Bowles dedicated a whole chapter to what he called ‘The Lunatic Asylum‘ corner of his … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Winter Fragrance.

There are so many plants to give interest and distinction to the winter garden and I am always seeking out new ones. I have several books on winter gardening and they have chapters on winter colour, interesting plant structure, leaves, … Continue reading

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