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Top Ten January Blooms.

Here we are, the 23rd has come rushing round yet again with unseemly haste and it is time for my monthly Top Ten Bloom update. January has been mild but very wet and all my favourite winter blooms are looking … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Bonkers!

I have been rereading E.A. Bowles and his book ‘My Garden in Spring’  is a wonderful reminder that my favourite season is on its way. Bowles dedicated a whole chapter to what he called ‘The Lunatic Asylum‘ corner of his … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Winter Fragrance.

There are so many plants to give interest and distinction to the winter garden and I am always seeking out new ones. I have several books on winter gardening and they have chapters on winter colour, interesting plant structure, leaves, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. End of Year Flower Count.

Each year on Christmas Eve I do a flower count and see how many different blooms there are to pick to for the Christmas table. This year I am doing it for the New Year’s Eve table instead as the … Continue reading

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Top Ten December Blooms.

I can’t think of anything more depressing than putting the garden to bed for the winter and having nothing to look at until the spring. We are lucky in the UK to have a climate which enables us to have … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. A Haiku about a Kiku.

 When the winter chrysanthemums go there is nothing to write about but radishes’.  Matsuo Basho. When the Pianist and I are on a long car journey we keep ourselves entertained by making up limericks about the places we pass by. … Continue reading

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Top Ten November Blooms.

Here we are deep in gloomy November and seasonal blooms are getting ever scarcer. Every month, I include blooms from the whole month, so the ones I feature might be past their best and this is the case for some … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday. November Pleasures.

1. Kind Gardeners. Last week one of my favourite bloggers, Gill at Off the Edge Gardening mentioned that it was World Kindness Day. I have never heard of such a thing, but garden bloggers don’t need a special kindness day, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. The Four Seasons in Miniature.

Today is the sixth anniversary for Cathy’s meme ‘In a Vase on Monday’. To celebrate she invites her followers to create a miniature arrangement, not bigger than 6 inches wide or 6 inches tall. Today was a miserable day to … Continue reading

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31st October. Halloween.

                We went out on our bikes today and I was astonished at how many houses were draped with cobwebs and skeletons and pumpkins. When I was a child, Halloween  with all its … Continue reading

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