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Autumn bows out in a blaze of glory. GBFD November.

The colours in the garden this week have been absolutely amazing. I took my drive round the neighbouring village a week too soon, if I had waited they would have been far more intense, must remember for next year.  For … Continue reading

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A gradual change of colour for GBFD.

Taking photographs for this month’s Foliage Day was a question of dodging the showers, sometimes they were quite light but at others it was torrential rain. A gradual change is coming over the garden, a more golden tint to the … Continue reading

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Foliage for August GBFD.

When I first started thinking about which foliage would be suitable to record for August’s Foliage Day, I didn’t think there would be very much as we are still suffering from a lack of rain. Fortunately I was wrong and … Continue reading

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Major cut backs.

No, I’m not talking about the financial situation in the country at the moment, or talking about not buying so many plants in future!  It’s the time of year to get the secateurs out and cut back lots of shrubs … Continue reading

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Winter garden at Hilliers.

As I mentioned in my previous post, after visiting Wisley we headed south  and found a super pub near to Romsey for a bite to eat before visiting the Sir Harold Hillier Arboretum where I knew they had a 3 … Continue reading

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Foliage for Christmas and GBFD

At this time of year I wander round the garden, secateurs at the ready, to snip foliage for decorating the house and somewhere else. Of course it is the good old standby evergreens and gold that are being cut. Usually … Continue reading

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Coloured Verticals.

Even after all the leaves have fallen there is still so much interest to be had from coloured bark and stems. These show up much more during the winter with the low angle of the sun highlighting them.

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Autumn’s Pyrotechnics.

What a difference a few weeks makes, just a couple of weeks ago, the garden was mainly green with highlights of colour from the flowers. The month of October has been fantastic!!

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