Author Archives: Chloris

Six on Saturday. And Now for Something Completely Different.

I have grown the lovely perennial snapdragon, Antirrhinum ‘Pretty in Pink’ for several years. It was launched to great acclaim at Chelsea Flower Show in 2015. It grows big and bushy and blooms all summer long and yes, it is … Continue reading

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The Jetty Garden Again.

Every summer I write a post about the wonderful jetty garden belonging to our much loved Boaties; my son, Bertie and his partner, Beatrice. Their home is a converted Thames sugar lighter and they don’t let a simple thing like … Continue reading

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Top Ten July Blooms.

My favourite July blooms are dahlias and agapanthus, but these beauties deserve posts of their own instead of being bundled in with the also-rans. So coming up soon will be posts about my ‘seashore garden’ where the agapanthus live and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday. Amazing Grey.

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Six on Saturday. In the Greenhouse.

The last few days have been windy and showery, so now seems a good time to croon over beauties in the greenhouse. One shelf is taken up with my nerines which are waiting for their time of glory later as … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Sweet Peas.

Today I have been watering my tomatoes with comfrey and nettle tea. I don’ t have a particular recipe, I just put nettles and comfrey into a big barrel of water and leave it for about four weeks until it … Continue reading

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Top Ten June Blooms.

June is the most sumptuous month in the garden, bringing the velvety and silken delights of peonies, irises and roses. Roses are of course my absolute favourite June flowers but I wrote about them in my last post. There are … Continue reading

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An Intoxication of Roses.

I’m not sure what the collective noun for roses is but I think ‘an intoxication’ is as good as any. A couple of years ago I wrote about amazing rose garden planted in an old lime quarry which I visited … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. A Walk on the Wild Side.

We have enjoyed watching the changing seasons whilst we have walked round our lanes, fields and woods during lockdown. In April we enjoyed the bluebells. In May, the meadows were spangled with gleaming yellow buttercups. And the lanes were lined … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday. Hungry Babies.

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