Author Archives: Pauline

April 2021 GBBD

April is the month we can usually rely on having April showers so that any new plantings get watered in nicely without too much effort on the part of the gardener, not this month though. I seem to be spending … Continue reading

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It’s Snowing!

Snow in April ?! I’ve known it in March before but April…no, not in the last 30 yrs here in the SW of the UK. It was only 6.30 this morning when I looked out and saw large snowflakes flying … Continue reading

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Plants for Free

That’s what I like, freebies, plants that don’t cost anything, that can fill an odd space here or there or if you’re doing a new bed, then they can fill the space between the permanent planting for now. They can … Continue reading

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Is March over already?

How time flies, this last month has flown by with an assortment of weather thrown at us and the latest lockdown has been responsible for me working in the garden practically every day, twice a day usually . I can’t … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Normally I would start with the good, but not in this case.  I think I’ll start with the bad, then the ugly and end on a high with the good. When I went into the woodland this morning I was … Continue reading

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March Bounty for GBBD

Having missed a few Bloom Days due to being really busy in the garden getting everything ready for the snowdrop season, I can now take a breath and take a general view of the whole garden and realise that half … Continue reading

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Guardian of the Snowdrops

An early Mother’s Day parcel arrived the other day, in the UK, Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, 14th March. It was with great excitement that I unwrapped masses of bubble wrap and found……..a giant metal snowdrop!

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All change.

The woodland is changing, now much more yellow than before, the snowdrops are almost over, but the rockery is waking up and providing quite a bit of colour which I can see from the house. All the dwarf shrubs that … Continue reading

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Colour in the Woodland

After a freezing cold week followed by a week of torrential rain of biblical proportions, we now have  warm sunshine! This has made the snowdrops and crocus open up and the woodland is buzzing, I couldn’t help but smile when … Continue reading

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A virtual tour of the Snowdrops for WI Members.

Ladies, you are invited to a virtual tour of my snowdrops as unfortunately we still can’t be together, hopefully by next year I will be able to invite you all to come  round once more  to see the snowdrops .I … Continue reading

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