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Thank goodness for Evergreens. GBFD for January.

At this time of year we look to all the evergreens that we have in the garden to provide interest and structure. Although there are quite a few flowers out at the moment, they are usually small like snowdrops, so … Continue reading

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Flowers to welcome in New Year’s Day.

I don’t believe it, look what I woke up to, fantastic blue sky and yes, sunshine!!!  So far, the sunniest day of the year! At last, we have a day that isn’t going to be as wet as it has … Continue reading

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August Foliage GBFD

Some of the foliage in the garden has started to take on autumnal tints, but I am not ready for autumn yet!  This first one is a photo of the leaves of Geranium Spinners

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January Foliage for GBFD.

I can imagine that most people will be posting beautiful photos of frost encrusted leaves for this months foliage day, not me however, as we are still waiting for our first frost. I have sown some meconopsis seeds and am … Continue reading

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January, Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

One New Year’s decision was to take part in GBBD for the first time. This time last year it wouldn’t have been possible because everywhere was under a foot of snow, this year it is a very different story, with … 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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November round up.

Apologies to anyone who wasn’t able to leave a comment on my last post, somehow the “gremlins” had got in and were preventing anyone from leaving a comment. I have had a word with the “gremlin” and hopefully this will … Continue reading

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Early Flowering Companions

Snowdrops have been centre stage for some time now and beautiful though they are, there are lots of other flowers now blooming away, doing their best to attract the bees that are brave enough to venture out in our winter … Continue reading

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Just a Sprinkling.

We were begining to feel that we were the only part of the country that wasn’t suffering from snow. We still don’t have very much, but enough to take some photos of the garden, with a light sprinkling that makes … Continue reading

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Late Arrivals

From the middle of August the woodland floor comes to life again with the flowers of Cyclamen hederifolium, some deep pink, some pale pink and others white. One of my white cyclamen corms is now huge, it was one of … Continue reading

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