Author Archives: Chloris

Six on Saturday. Lovely leaves.

I seem to post a lot about blooms on this blog but I am also a fan of  foliage so I thought I would join in with Six on Saturday to write about some of my current favourites. I will … Continue reading

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The Exotic Garden.

In March I started a new project which I had been mulling over for some time. When I created my secret garden three years ago I always planned accessing it through a jungle of lush foliage and vivid blooms so … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday. Anyone for Football?

 

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In a Vase on Monday. Weird Roses.

In the politically incorrect days of the early twentieth century, the celebrated plantsman,  A.E.Bowles devoted a part of his garden to horticultural oddities and called it  ‘ the lunatic asylum’. Here he grew weird plants with ‘mental health issues’ such … Continue reading

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Top Ten August Blooms.

Cathy over at Rambling in the garden has posted her top August blooms reminding me that it is high time I did the same. It is a difficult one this month as many of my favourites are blooming in the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Summer Pastels.

We didn’t really need to drive nearly 2000 miles round France to find beautiful beaches this July. Last week we spent a few days enjoying the Suffolk coast. Covehithe has beautiful golden sands and fossils too. Because you approach it … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday.

I have planted up one of my raised veggy beds with annual flowers for cutting again this year. But with a startling lack of originality I have grown exactly the same as last year, so I have again Malope ‘Vulcan’ … Continue reading

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My Top Ten July Blooms.

Goodness, a drought like this makes you want to give up gardening and take up something more rewarding like stamp collecting or train spotting. I have been away on holiday and usually having somebody coming in to water pots, veggies … Continue reading

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Asthall Manor. ‘On Form’

Every year, ‘The Women Who Weed’ go off on a garden- visiting jolly. This year our destination was the Cotswolds. This June has been one of the best rose seasons for years and I can’t think of a better place … Continue reading

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Ten Favourite June Blooms.

It really is impossible to pick out just ten blooms from all the glories in the June garden, but here goes, I will give it a try. I have already written about roses which are my all time favourites. But … Continue reading

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