Tag Archives: bluebells

The sunset border.

The border which has been christened the “sunset border” is flowering beautifully at the moment with pink, yellow, blue, orange, purple and white flowers and foliage, all the colours found in a sunset.

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Thank goodness for self seeding drifts.

Looking back over 2015 has made me realise that we haven’t been able to do much gardening! Unfortunately health problems got in the way with the Undergardener having to go for his Prostate Cancer treatment and all his other hospital … Continue reading

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Bluebell time is here!

I didn’t make our usual pilgrimage to the local bluebell woods last year, so this year I decided that I had to make up for it. About 25 minutes drive from us is an oak and beech wood and at … Continue reading

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Foliage in February. GBFD.

As soon as I started looking round the garden to see what sort of foliage I could photograph, it was obvious from all the new shoots that there were, that most, but not all the photos would be of the … Continue reading

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Bluebells at Blackbury.

To make up for the lack of flower photos in my last post, this post will have thousands!! All of them will be the English bluebell, Hyacinthoides non scripta.

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Braving the Rain in May.

Having almost non stop rain for a month, with a gale or two thrown in, the flowers are still managing to put on a colourful display. The garden is absolutely sodden so there isn’t much that can be done at … Continue reading

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And the garden wore white for Easter.

In January and February all the shady areas of the garden were white with snowdrops, then came the yellow daffodils of March, now in April it  changes again as Mother Nature washes everywhere white once more with later narcissus and … Continue reading

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May flowers.

At last, we in the UK have had some serious rain and the garden now looks so fresh and green again. My water butts are now full once more, we are on a water meter here and have to pay … Continue reading

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Weekend Safari to Knightshayes.

We gave ourselves a well earned break from weeding this last weekend and paid a visit to Knightshayes Court in Devon, one of our stately homes run by the National Trust, and famed for its woodland garden.  

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Spring brings early blooms — and a molehill invasion

We were away for the whole of January teaching at a mission in Sierra Leone and while we were away the moles had a field day. In the past we have had one or two mole hills which we have … Continue reading

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