Author Archives: Pauline

No, they’re not all the same.

This post is for our daughter Rachael who says that she thinks a snowdrop is a snowdrop is a snowdrop and wonders why I would want to order any more as they are all the same. Sorry my dear, but  … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous in January.

January is not a month noted for its flowers, but there are quite a few out in the garden here so it is worth going for a wander each day. Lots of bulbs are pushing up, the snowdrops are flowering … Continue reading

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Waiting for the birds.

This weekend is the Great British Birdwatch when we note down which varieties of birds are coming to our gardens and making a note of the number of each species we see at any one time. Sparrows and starlings used … Continue reading

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Formality in January. GBFD.

It is cold, it is freezing, so I just popped out very quickly to take some photos for today’s Foliage Day hosted by Christina at My Hesperides Garden. I hope you are warm and safe Christina, after seeing the news … Continue reading

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January flowers for GBBD, 2017

The dreaded snow coming down from the Arctic the other day managed to almost miss us, thank goodness. We woke to just a tiny smattering of snow which soon vanished once the sun rose in the sky, we were so … Continue reading

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A little Late.

Usually flowering by Christmas is Narcissus Rijnveld’s Early Sensation, however it is now making up for lost time with new buds opening each day.

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Natures New Year Gift.

While tidying the woodland a few days ago, getting it ready for the snowdrop season, I saw a little sapling of only about 12 inches tall, growing at the side of the path next to some cyclamen .

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Happy New Year!

Most of you are writing such wonderful posts of all your achievements in the garden for 2016 and for all your hopes in 2017. I certainly didn’t achieve much last year, the only new bit done was the gravel garden … Continue reading

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We’re Back!

Back in touch with the World Wide Web I mean! We suddenly had the plug pulled on us by Talk Talk on 27th November after they told us that we had approached another provider. Not true we said, we have … Continue reading

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Foliage for November GBFD.

Foliage becomes more and more important once the flowers are winding down for the winter. After a good autumn weatherwise, we were blessed with wonderful autumn tints, I think the best ever. Most of these have been blown away by … Continue reading

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