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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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P.I.P.s in May.

May is the month for ebullient flowering,  the garden will be overflowing with flowers that are definitely OTT!  The Pips in question are the flamboyant Peonies, Iris and Poppies and they are joined by Rhododendrons and Azaleas, but they will … Continue reading

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January treasures for GBBD.

At the moment, the sun is shining, the sky is a brilliant blue, the wind is blowing and everywhere is very wet from torrential rain overnight. We have escaped the awful weather of the last few days, when other places … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day flowers.

I just thought I would have a quick whizz around the garden and see if anything was flowering on the first day of the year. In the front, by the door, is where my first snowdrop should be.  G. Mrs … Continue reading

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A rainbow of colour from the Iris.

I am quickly coming to realise that the Iris family is such an amazing family of plants. Flowers can be enjoyed from one member or another for well over seven months of the year and even this is getting longer … Continue reading

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May has flown by. EOMV.

The woodland is much the same as last month, I’ve not got any more new planting done as I’ve been concentrating on trying to get the borders weeded in the main garden. With all the rain we have had, at … Continue reading

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Just because it’s tiny…

My star of the back garden at the moment is a dwarf bearded iris, you know what they say about small packages, well it is true. A couple of years ago, this little unnamed iris was left at the end … Continue reading

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January Flowers GBBD.

In spite of a sharp frost the other night, the flowers in the garden are looking surprisingly good. The temperature had been at 0 degrees C most of yesterday morning and had then risen to plus 2 once the clouds … Continue reading

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Review of the month of July.

The month of July was unusual in that it was so hot and humid. Having to watch the garden suffer through the lack of rain and only being able to water the essentials that were obviously struggling did not make … Continue reading

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