Yearly Archives: 2011

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

While looking back over this year’s photos, I have been cheered up by the fact that there aren’t too many “bad” or “ugly” moments in the garden, most of them are “good” in spite of the weather or how much … 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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Was that Frost last night ?

So many times this winter we have had frost forecast, so the fleece has come out in the greenhouse, heater on in the conservatory and the next morning , nothing, everywhere still green. Not that I am complaining mind you, … Continue reading

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Dormouse S.O.S.

As most of you may know, we live in the countryside, on the edge of a village in Devon. On one side we have neighbours, on another a field, on a third is the road through the village and on … Continue reading

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Coloured Stems and Verticals

Now that the summer flowers are coming to an end at last and the beautiful autumn tints have finally blown away, there is still colour to be had in the garden, along with all the evergreens. Coloured stems and verticals … Continue reading

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Time to Tidy the Hellebores.

I don’t know if it is just us in the UK that have to tidy our hellebore leaves away so that they don’t spoil the flowers which will come in a couple of months time.  Maybe it is because we … 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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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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The weather we have been having during October has our poor plants so confused that they think spring has arrived already. It has been so warm, for the time of year, with the wind coming up from Africa, the few … Continue reading

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