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The Fritillaries have survived!

Still no sign of Mr. P, we haven’t heard him or seen him for months now, maybe he has gone to the big field in the sky. Whatever the reason, the snakeshead fritillaries are flowering nicely in the woodland, without … Continue reading

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On Guard!

Rusty Pheasant has been put in place and is guarding the first of the Fritillaries to open. I hope I’m not speaking too soon, but I haven’t heard Mr. P calling from the fields next door for quite some time … Continue reading

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Time for the Fritillaries to take Centre Stage.

A month ago, on March 11th, I noticed the first of the fritillaries to open in the woodland, just one solitary flower.

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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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Fritillary Fest!

In response to some of you lovely people saying that they would like to see more photos of the fritillaries in the woodland, here are a few that have been taken at different times over the last week. The first … Continue reading

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He’s back!

I woke suddenly this morning at 4am and then heard a loud squawking outside. I immediately knew who was prowling round the garden. He has stayed on the fields all winter with his harem of ladies, but now he is … Continue reading

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Shhhh…. don’t tell the Pheasant!

I keep hearing the pheasant on the field next to us, I start getting worried when I hear him in the garden, I am really worried when I hear him in the woodland. So far I have chased him 3 … Continue reading

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Decapitated – almost every last one!

Last week while we had torrential rain and I couldn’t get into the garden, mass decapitation was taking place in the woodland! I couldn’t believe it when I went there today to see how my snakeshead fritillaries were coming on, … Continue reading

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February gardens dull…never!

For me, February means just one thing, making time to go to the little woodland at the back to see all the snowdrops that are flowering, no matter how cold it is. By the time we are half way through … Continue reading

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