Monthly Archives: January 2012

It’s Snowdrop Time!

To a lot of people snowdrops are all the same, I thought this for many, many years, until I once visited a garden which had lots of really different varieties and fell under their spell. There are still species snowdrops … Continue reading

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Free Cornus Hedge.

Some of you may remember last month , when clipping the Cornus bushes to make our Christmas decorations, the stems of Cornus alba sibirica Westonbirt which I put in a white vase.

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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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Sculpture Exhibition at Rosemoor.

The beauty of living in this country is that garden visiting doesn’t have to stop just because it is winter. I don’t know about other countries, but here we are lucky to have people or organisations who are willing to … Continue reading

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Attracting Butterflies.

Having been asked to write a post, by a couple of people, about the larval food for butterflies, I thought I had better start with how to attract the adults to the garden in the first place, because without the … Continue reading

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What’s in Flower on New Year’s Day.

Taking a quick walk around the garden this morning showed that lots of flowers are still confused with the mild weather we are still having and lots have decided to flower much earlier than usual.  Windy conditions have made taking … Continue reading

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