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More colour in the bog.

Just a short time after writing the post about the bog garden, there is now more colour with the reds, oranges, yellows and purples joining in.

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The Bog is waking from it’s Winter Slumbers..

All winter the bog garden slumbers away with not a sign of the delights to come later in the year. Nearly all the plants die back to nothing, some disappear altogether, so there is nothing to tempt me to go … Continue reading

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The beauty of a bog!

When we moved here 25 yrs ago, I didn’t know much about gardening, it has been a very steep learning curve and I’m still learning.  We discovered that part of the garden never dries out, even in the summer when … Continue reading

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Blooming Maytime. GBBD.

May is the time when the garden goes into overdrive, everything seems to want to bloom at the same time, I just wish I could press a pause button and slow everything down a bit. Rhododendrons and Azaleas are now … Continue reading

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It’s Meconopsis time again!

Looking back through old photographs of my Meconopsis Lingholm, this year they are four weeks later to flower than in 2011, I can’t believe that they were in flower half way through April that year. Even though they are later, … Continue reading

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Rainbow for June and July

The bog garden, which is formed by an underground stream, certainly comes into it’s own at the beginning of June when flowers start bursting out along the length of the border. There are all the colours of the rainbow, red, … Continue reading

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Maybe one day…..

Maybe one day my bog garden will look as good, although on a much smaller scale, as the one we visited the other day at Marwood Hill Garden. The garden covers 20 acres altogether and contains 3 lakes with streamside … Continue reading

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Chasing the elusive blue

About 15 of my Meconopsis have flowered, but the first one came out deep purple, what a disappointment! We have got a few the bright turquoise blue that they should be but the rest were lilac, grey, pink or purple! … Continue reading

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