Author Archives: Chloris

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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Top Ten April Blooms.

Choosing just ten top blooms at this time of the year when ‘proud, pied April dressed in all his trim‘ struts the garden is an impossible task. Every day there are new blooms to enjoy. My winter garden is beautiful … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday. Magnolia Magic.

  Really, magnolias should be at number one on my Top Ten April Blooms list because I am crazy about them, but I have been enjoying these six for a couple of weeks now and it is time to celebrate … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. The Last Trumpets.

Sorry if the title sounds a bit apocalyptic but we are coming to the end of the Narcissi although there are a few jonquils still left to open. I brought out my daffodil vase for the last airing of the … Continue reading

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Down the Primrose Path.

I adore primroses. My season starts with the big blowsy ones in the greenhouse in February. Of course they are garish and probably not hardy, but they give welcome colour in the dreariest season. But these are just winter baubles, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday. Weird and Wonderful.

It’s Saturday again already. The sun has been shining all week, and the work here has been feverishly intensive. There is only a little window of time at the end of March in which I can convince myself that this … Continue reading

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