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In a Vase on Monday. Sweet Peas.

Today I have been watering my tomatoes with comfrey and nettle tea. I don’ t have a particular recipe, I just put nettles and comfrey into a big barrel of water and leave it for about four weeks until it … Continue reading

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Top Ten June Blooms.

June is the most sumptuous month in the garden, bringing the velvety and silken delights of peonies, irises and roses. Roses are of course my absolute favourite June flowers but I wrote about them in my last post. There are … Continue reading

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An Intoxication of Roses.

I’m not sure what the collective noun for roses is but I think ‘an intoxication’ is as good as any. A couple of years ago I wrote about amazing rose garden planted in an old lime quarry which I visited … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. A Walk on the Wild Side.

We have enjoyed watching the changing seasons whilst we have walked round our lanes, fields and woods during lockdown. In April we enjoyed the bluebells. In May, the meadows were spangled with gleaming yellow buttercups. And the lanes were lined … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday. Hungry Babies.

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A Walk Round the June Garden.

I have tried several attempts to make a video of the garden. The first made me feel sick to watch it. The second one invaded the Pianist’s privacy. I walked straight past him sitting in his chair reading and didn’t … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday. Magical May.

Are the roses the best ever this year? And they are so early. They are so intoxicating it is difficult to take my attention away from them and focus on other flowers but glorious as they are, they deserve a … Continue reading

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Top Ten May Blooms.

I nearly missed the date for my top ten monthly blooms this time as I have become so detached from the calendar. I just rushed out to take some photos but it is blowing a hooley and my lovely irises … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Plants for Free.

May seems to be the month when the garden is full of carpets of colour made up of self -seeded plants. The gardener can sit back and enjoy the show without having to do anything at all to create it. … Continue reading

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International Dawn Chorus Day.

The first Sunday in May is Dawn Chorus Day. This celebration¬† was started in the 1980s by the naturalist, Chris Baines.¬† I still have his influential book, How to Make a Wildlife Garden.¬† The first dawn chorus party was a … Continue reading

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