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In a Vase on Monday. Hello Possums!

This week I am channelling Dame Edna with a vase of gladdies. I haveĀ  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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Six on Saturday. Poppy Love.

We have been away. We set off on Monday, swimming our way south despite Biblical deluges, sink holes appearing on the M25 and cars getting stranded on the M20. We fully expected plagues of frogs and locusts, but nevertheless we … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday. 1st June. Celebrating Summer.

Here we are, it’s Saturday again and it’s June so let’s have a lovely summery six to celebrate. The Propagator has trained an ever- growing list of bloggers to dutifully post six horticulturally themed things on Saturdays. I don’t participate … Continue reading

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