Monthly Archives: May 2020

Roses, everywhere you look.

One minute I’m surrounded by rhododendrons and azaleas, enjoying the perfume of the azaleas, the next I’m drowning in the scent of all my roses! I’ve never known the roses to be so early, one or two maybe, but they … Continue reading

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One man came to mow…..

One man came to mow……..came to mow my lawn. When he got here I told him that he only had half of it to cut this time. Wind back to last week, when Derek, my new gardener, phoned to say … Continue reading

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It’s May and it’s Rhodo time!

The stars of the garden at the moment are the rhododendrons and azaleas. In full flower, they are so bright and colourful, some with huge blowsy flowers that demand attention. Others are more refined, the deciduous azaleas also quite often … Continue reading

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May 2020 GBBD

What a wonderful month May is, flowers are bursting forth left, right and centre, old friends are coming back and it is lovely to see them all again, well I can’t see my real friends and family can I?! The … Continue reading

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Clipping the Chinese Ginger Jar.

When I looked up the garden recently, I could see the box topiary ginger jar at the top end of the border round the dead oak, and it was looking decidedly scruffy, time for a hair cut!

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Project 2020

This is a project that has been in the making for such a long time, simply because I kept putting it off, so I decided to bite the bullet and get on with it this year, now that I am … Continue reading

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