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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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Six on Saturday. A Few Little Jobs on Hand.

1. Elastic boundaries. Like all fanatical gardeners I acquire plants compulsively and I cannot leave the house without coming back with pocketfuls of seeds and cuttings. And then I wonder where to put all the plants and wish I had … Continue reading

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Top Ten October Blooms.

I can’t believe it’s already time for my top ten monthly bloom post. This last month has whizzed by so quickly that I am feeling quite dizzy. My October favourites are always my nerines but this year many of them … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. A Delight of Dahlias.

I don’t know whether there is a collective noun for dahlias, but if we can have a ‘charm of goldfinches’, then why not a ‘delight of dahlias’? Once you give your heart to dahlias your late summer and autumn garden … Continue reading

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My Henri Rousseau Garden.

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Top Ten September Blooms.

As readers of my blog will know I create new areas in my garden all the time and the lawn gets ever smaller. For my September blooms I am going to feature plants in my newest gravel gardens; one created … Continue reading

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