Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Bog is waking from it’s Winter Slumbers..

All winter the bog garden slumbers away with not a sign of the delights to come later in the year. Nearly all the plants die back to nothing, some disappear altogether, so there is nothing to tempt me to go … Continue reading

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Deja vu.

Many, many years ago, I visited a garden in the next village, along with lots of other members of the organisation Plant Heritage or NCCPG as it was known then. (The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, … Continue reading

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Fresh Foliage from Hostas, Ferns and Heucheras.

Fresh foliage is everywhere I look in the garden and it is all growing so fast with having alternating sunshine and rain.  There is such a big difference in all the ferns, hostas and heucheras,  in the garden since last … Continue reading

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GBBD for May 2016.

Mixed weather this month has made everything grow, including the weeds. Sunshine and showers have had everything rushing skywards, flowers have been popping open every day, bees buzzing, butterflies fluttering. The garden has also at times felt like a steaming … Continue reading

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Sunset Border.

I find it much easier to plant up a border if it has a theme. It doesn’t matter what the theme is, whether it is a colour, sun or shade, dry or wet, as long as there is something to … Continue reading

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Flowers and Driftwood.

A quick look at the Yellow Book this weekend  for gardens open under the National Garden Scheme found a garden inland from the coast at Dawlish. It was also the  garden of sculptor Heather Jansch who uses driftwood from round … Continue reading

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A mixed bag for April.

The month of April has been a strange month, some days we seem to have had all four seasons in one day. We have had lots of lovely sunshine, but also lots of frost, hail and sleet. We have had … Continue reading

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