Author Archives: Chloris

The Jetty Garden by Night

From time to time I post about the amazing jetty garden my river-dwelling son, Bertie and his adorable Beatrice have created.¬† The 26th August, Bank Holiday Monday was a gloriously warm and sunny day and we were looking forward to … Continue reading

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Top Ten August Blooms.

The August garden sags a bit. My plants look as if they have spent too long at a cocktail party and they are having trouble staying upright. They loll about, leaning on each other and they have all taken their … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Hello Possums!

This week I am channelling Dame Edna with a vase of gladdies. I have¬† only grown the dainty dwarf ones before because the big ones are too stiff and gawky for the flowerbed and let’s be honest they are really … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday. Pretty in Pots.

I don’t seem to have had much blogging time lately so Six on Saturday seems like a good way to have a quick hello. Like all gardeners, by the middle of August I seem to have an unreasonable number of … Continue reading

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New Dahlias.

I grew seed from just four dahlias this year and I have about 100 plants. I was going to give lots away but first I had to wait and see what the flowers looked like. In the end I planted … Continue reading

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Top Ten July Blooms.

I have been AWL from the blogging world. My sunflower header perhaps gives a clue to where I’ve been. We have been cycling in La Belle France. First a magical island, L’Ile d’Oleron and then Burgundy. Whilst we were away … Continue reading

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One Night Stand. ‘Queen of the Night’.

I have had a prickly Selinicereus grandiflorus for some years now. It grows long rats tails which snake everywhere and it gets very difficult to accommodate. It would look good climbing a tree or cascading over rocks but it has … Continue reading

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‘A Rose by any other name…’

I grumbled in my last post about roses that had been planted in my garden with silly names. Most of them had to go, along with all the gawky, scentless hybrid teas. But there are still lots of beautiful roses … Continue reading

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My Top Ten June Blooms. Midsummer Magic.

Top of my June list has to be roses of course but they deserve their own post and anyway there are so many other beauties vying for attention that I don’t know where to start. Perhaps we should begin with … Continue reading

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Everything’s Coming up Roses.

If I could only have one flower it would have to be the rose. In June the garden is only half dressed if it is not filled with the scent of roses. When we came here nearly nine years ago … Continue reading

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