Author Archives: Pauline

Peony Heaven again!

I am wallowing in Peony heaven again, thanks once more to my lovely daughter. Last week was my birthday and another amazing bouquet arrived in the post from her, you may remember the post I wrote last time, here, this … Continue reading

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June means Roses.

All of a sudden roses are opening everywhere in the garden. Most of them are David Austin roses which I am so fond of, but one or two were already here before us and I have added a few ramblers … Continue reading

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Roundup for May 2019

May was a bit of a strange month weather wise. One minute nice and warm, the next chilly with just a bit of rain. We really haven’t had as much rain as we normally do and the garden certainly needs … Continue reading

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Another 10 for May

May is rushing by at an alarming rate, I don’t think I will ever catch up! Having posted about my flowers on the 15th for Bloom Day, I have found 10 more that have opened since then, they might not … Continue reading

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Welcome foliage.

Where would our gardens be without foliage, especially at this time of year when it is so fresh and colourful. All around us foliage is bursting into life, uncurling in fascinating colours,  shapes and textures, bringing their own special magic … Continue reading

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The abundance of May. GBBD 2019

The alternating rain and sunshine this month has all the plants rushing to flower at once. It also means the weeds are doing the same, so weeding is the priority at the moment and will be for some time. I … Continue reading

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Such a beautiful bouquet.

I hadn’t intended to write this post as these beautiful flowers remind me that my lovely undergardener passed away two years ago. However, they are so beautiful I had to share them with you. They were sent by my very … Continue reading

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Where did April go?

One minute it was March, then all of a sudden it is May, where has the last month gone I wonder? I know I have been spending far too much time fiddling in the woodland and now it is panic … Continue reading

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Ten more April flowers.

It seems like ages that I’ve been waiting for Peony mlokosewitschii, or Molly the Witch, to open her fat buds. for long enough they have stayed firmly shut, in spite of us having a mini heatwave. Yesterday however, was my … Continue reading

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Spring is marching on GBBD April 2019.

Flowers and leaves are rushing to open, maybe they will slow down a bit now that our weather is back to being very nippy, to say the least. The new foliage is making as much of a statement as all … Continue reading

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