Author Archives: Pauline

The first for this winter.

I’m still raking and sweeping, but now I can see an end to the leaves that are keeping me so busy. Having a little wander in the woodland, but really to have a rest, I found Galanthus Faringdon Double already … Continue reading

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The Big Sweep.

As fast as I am sweeping up the leaves, they are still falling, but I feel I have to get out there every few days to at least try to stay on top of them. Thank goodness we have had … Continue reading

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From green to yellow to red then black gold.

Looking out of the windows, there is gold everywhere, the views that stayed green all summer, are now changing rapidly to yellow/gold. There are a few splashes of red and purple which form a contrast, making the month of November … Continue reading

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Ten Blooms for October

Flowers are getting harder to find in the garden as it is winding down, ready for a rest, but there are flowers still opening at this time of year. Some plants actually choose to start flowering at this time of … Continue reading

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Two that got away.

When photographing my flowers for the last post, my Colchicums and Clematis hid their blooms for another couple of days. I could see the colchicum buds developing, but they weren’t open in time, I have also been waiting for my … Continue reading

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Ten blooming families for September

Flowers are still putting in an appearance even though the weather is decidedly autumnal now.The heat and the sunshine of last week has been replaced by rain and much cooler temperatures, there are fewer butterfly and bee visitors this week, … Continue reading

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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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