Author Archives: Chloris

Wordless Wednesday. Big, Blowsy and Beautiful.

In the greenhouse. And in the garden, tree peonies.  But most beautiful and precious of all are my three babies all grown up .    

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In a Vase on Monday. Party Dress.

My tree peony bloom is wearing a party dress of the finest, shimmering silk. As there are more than twenty blooms this year I have picked one for a vase. I feel I should polish the table, get out the silver … Continue reading

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The Darling Buds of May.

The fabulous Paeonia rockii now has to be called Paeonia ‘Gansu Mudan’ which means tree peony from the Gansu district of China.  For details see my post Paeonia suffruticosa ssp. rockii. The most desirable one is the white one with the maroon blotch. … Continue reading

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The Primrose Path.

‘And in the wood where often you and I on primrose-beds were wont to lie’ .  A Midsummer’s Night Dream. It ‘s a bit chilly for lying around on primrose beds at the moment but as we cycle round the … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. April Beauties. 2017.

‘Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colour there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.‘  Rainer Maria Rilke. Indeed, April flowers  are the most exciting of the whole year. And if … Continue reading

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A Fascination of Fritillaries.

There are more more than 100 species of fritillaries and they are all irresistible, unfortunately many of them are tricky to grow. There are some that I have tried and lost. I grow Fritillaria  michailovskyi   fresh every year in a … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. March.

I am a bit late with my bloom day which should be on the 15th of the month, but this week has been glorious and far too nice to be inside blogging. At last I can be outside all day … Continue reading

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Bring Back the Birch.

When we moved here a little over six years ago, to my delight there was a little grove of mature birch trees at the bottom of the garden.  Alas, I think they were a little too mature and already showing … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Golden Trumpets, Heralds of Spring.

‘Daffodils, which come before the swallow dares and take the winds of March with beauty.’       The Winter’s Tale.  William  Shakespeare. The first of the little daffodils which flower in early March are particularly welcome now as winter releases … Continue reading

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February Blooms.

I missed GBBD this year which is on the 15th of the month. But I can’t let the month go by without celebrating some of the prettiest and most fragrant blooms of the year. The best, the most gorgeous, the most … Continue reading

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