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More than just a sprinkling.

On one hand, we didn’t have as much snow as had been forecast, which is good, but we had enough to make driving a bit of a worry, it was very icy under the snow. Getting out of my little … Continue reading

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January Gems. GBBD 2019

Any plant that flowers in January is a gem as far as I’m concerned, they are so precious, flowering at a time of year when most plants are still sleeping through the cold spell. A walk round half the garden … Continue reading

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Flowers for February.

In spite of the frosts  that we have been having,  there are still flowers in the garden which don’t seem to mind the low temperatures. A lot of the flowers that we had last month, which were flowering out of … Continue reading

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GBFD. The Last Leaves of Autumn.

What a strange autumn it has been so far, no frosts yet where we are, which we are told help to form the wonderful colours that we see on our trees and shrubs. However the colours have been stunning as … Continue reading

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A walk in the park.

It was a beautiful day on Sunday, so we decided to go for a walk in the local National Trust woodland called ” Prickly Pear Blossoms Park”. I don’t know how it got it’s name, but the land was given … Continue reading

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Last flowers of Summer.

Are these the last flowers of summer or will there be more, who knows? When wandering around the garden, camera at the ready, I think it is amazing the plants that are still putting out new buds and that the … Continue reading

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Perfection in Zantedeschia aethiopica.

During last winter I happened to look at our clump of Zantedeschia and saw that the rhizome was looking rather mushy. Fearing that I would lose it in the frost and snow, I covered it with horticultural fleece, cardboard and … Continue reading

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Countdown to opening for the N.G.S.

This is our 5th year of opening for the National Garden Scheme,  we had to be asked 7 years in succession before we finally gave in and agreed to open for them, because we didn’t think the garden was ready … Continue reading

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Snowdrop Pilgrimage

At last I managed to persuade my husband that he really wanted to go and see the snowdrop collection at Colesbourne Park in Gloucestershire, and what a wonderful day it turned out to be. Weather was a bit dull and … Continue reading

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Natures Harvest

So many flowers turn into berries, which then become food for all the wildlife visitors to the garden. This abundant harvest can make all the difference to the animals and birds who spend the winter months with us.

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