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Book Review: British Gardens in Time

There is nothing I enjoy more than a bit of history and when it’s coupled with horticulture I am a very happy person.  So I was thrilled to be offered a review copy of British Gardens in Time; the book … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 2/4/14 – Chaenomeles japonica

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End of Month View – March 2014

I have decided to include the view from my living room window as the opening of the End of Month View post.  As you can see Spring as arrived with daffodils, hellebores and young growth of the willow tree. The … Continue reading

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End of Month View – February 2014

After the delights of Wisley at the start of the week it is hard not to feel disillusioned when I look at my own garden.  I have to remind myself that I work full-time and my resources are signficantly less.  … Continue reading

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Foliage Follow Up – February 2014 – Succulents

Due to the perpetual rain I decided to take the easy option and take my foliage follow up photographs in the greenhouse.  The focus of this month’s post will be my small collection of tender succulents.  I didn’t intend to … Continue reading

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Winter has never been a favourite season for me or even a mildly welcomed one. It is the bottom of the pile. I have found it too still, too grey and obviously too cold. My preference has always been for … Continue reading

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A New Year – A New Skill to Learn

Originally posted on Nellie Makes:
In 2013 I taught myself to crochet, admittedly I am not extremely skilled but I have mastered the basics and can just about navigate myself around a pattern.  Whilst I have enjoyed learning to crochet…

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That was the year that was – 2013

I thought I would do a similar post to last year showing some of the highlights.  We had a slow start to the year with snow on and off from January to March but finally in April the weather changed … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

I would like to wish all my readers, especially those who leave such nice comments, a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2014. I have enjoyed  hearing from you and thank you for your continued support and encouragement and  … Continue reading

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My garden this weekend – 22/12/13

As a child I had a proclivity for making mud pies and generally messing around in the garden -  as a small child I even came in with a slug in my mouth!!  This proclivity has stayed with me through … Continue reading

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