Author Archives: Pauline

Colour in the garden.

Looking round the garden at the moment, it is very colourful in most of my borders. Thinking about it, most of the colour is coming from bulbs, tubers, corms etc as well as perennials. I’m thinking Iris, hemercallis, crocosmia etc. … Continue reading

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Let’s hear it for Hostas

While wandering round the garden recently photographing all the flowers for various posts, I couldn’t help but notice all the hostas that were doing so well and I thought it such a shame that I was the only person to … Continue reading

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10 for June.

Where has June gone to, it is rushing by faster than ever before, I just can’t keep up with everything! There is so much flowering at the moment, it is difficult to choose what to show you, roses have already … Continue reading

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GBBD for June 2020.

Wandering round my garden yesterday showed that lots of plants have appreciated all the rain that we have been having recently and so have all the weeds, they are sprouting everywhere! Thank goodness my water butts are full again, I … Continue reading

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A mixed bag for June.

I have quite a few photos that don’t fit into my usual headings, so they have made up a mixed bag for me.

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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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