Author Archives: Pauline

All colours blazing on my return.

When I got back from my whirlwind trip to Canada, I found that my own garden was in full party mode, with all colours blazing on three of my trees. The two Acers had reached their full potential and my … Continue reading

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RBG Rock Garden in all its glory.

This is my last Canadian post and I finish with the last garden we visited at the Royal Botanic Garden in Hamilton, Ontario. The lady on the desk at the information centre (disguised as a witch!) told us that the … Continue reading

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Did anyone mention Hallowe’en?

Our trip to Canada coincided with the end of October and that of course means Hallowe’en. We saw lots of pumpkins by the roadside and in gardens and on the 31st itself we had about 150 children call at the … Continue reading

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How I became a “leaf peeper”

I am now officially a leaf peeper. A “leaf peeper” is someone who travels great distances to see the foliage of trees, usually in the USA. I have just returned from an amazing 5 day whirlwind trip to see my … Continue reading

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Colour changes in a mixed bag.

Ever so slowly, the colours are changing in the garden. Each day when looking out of the window, sees a slight shift from green to more  gold, with a few purples and reds thrown in for good measure. The colours … Continue reading

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Star performer.

The flowers on my variegated Yucca are opening nicely now and making quite a statement in the garden. The actual flower spike measures about 3 ft and the individual flowers are about 2 or 3 inches long so the whole … Continue reading

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Hanging in there. GBBD October 2018

I didn’t think there would be many flowers this month, but it is surprising what I found when I ventured out between the showers of Storm Callum. Some are bravely flowering away as if the wind and rain we have … Continue reading

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Indoor beauties.

I’m thoroughly cheesed off with my garden at the moment, I can’t whip up any enthusiasm for doing all that needs doing, so my attention is turning indoors. One of my kitchen windows faces north east and is proving to … Continue reading

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The garden is getting into Party Mode.

Trees and shrubs are starting to change into their party clothes before finishing for the year. Colours are emerging so much earlier than they usually do, a good month ahead of the last few years. Some trees and shrubs though … Continue reading

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Looking good at the moment.

Some of the garden is still looking stressed after our really hot, dry summer, but in certain areas there are delights to be found, plants that are doing really well, or even doing much better than usual. The first is … Continue reading

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