Author Archives: Pauline

Butterflies and Berries.

September is the time when butterflies are frantically feeding on the flowers in the garden and the berries are forming which will keep the birds fed through the first half of the winter and gradually changing colour now that the … Continue reading

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September’s little treasures.

Starting to flower in August and making me feel that autumn is rushing in far too soon are beautiful little Cyclamen hederifolium. All of a sudden the woodland, which has been quiet for the summer months,  is sprinkled with the … Continue reading

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Ten blooms for Saturday in August.

Looking round the garden this morning, there are still plenty of flowers everywhere, but nothing that says Wow! I have been making plans for a late summer border for a long time, but so far nothing has been done about … Continue reading

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After the drought, rain and more rain. GBBD August.

We had been warned that our weather is going to be more extremes of everything and they certainly seem to be right. After 6 weeks drought with very high temperatures,  we now have had almost non stop rain, some days … Continue reading

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End of July.

Thank goodness, we have now had some rain and the garden is looking a lot better for it. After such a long hot, dry spell with temperatures much higher than they should have been, the plants and I are much … Continue reading

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10 Blooms for July.

After a month of very dry weather with temperatures that are far too high for me, the plants in the garden are, by and large, doing very well by themselves without any extra attention from me. This is just as … Continue reading

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Borders bursting with colours.

July has been a very dry month, after a very wet June. I thought such a long time without any rain would have made the borders look dry and stressed by now, but I was wrong. Here in the SW … Continue reading

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Reaching for the sky.

My two huge rambling roses, Mulligani, which is climbing up the dead oak in the centre of the garden and Wedding Day which is climbing up an old ash tree in the back garden, are flowering away at the moment, … Continue reading

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10 Blooms for June.

It is very hard in the month of June to limit the number of flowers to 10, but I will give it a go. Best of all at the moment are the roses, they are flowering as never before and … Continue reading

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June washout so far. GBBD 2019

Where has flaming June got to, we have had nothing but rain and cold winds so far, it can only get better. However, even though the humans are not enjoying the weather, the plants don’t seem to mind at all, … Continue reading

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