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Yes, I know it’s Sunday but as ever I have failed to get my act together to do a post on Saturday – it is what it is. In any case Saturday was definitely not a gardening day with extreme winds and rainy showers but this was all right as I went to my monthly Embroiderer’s Guild meeting (yes I have a whole other hobby which is over on my other blog)…. Read More

Not such a gorgeous weekend as last weekend which was disappointing given it was the Spring Equinox but fingers crossed Easter will see a change and temperatures will start to improve.  The garden certainly appears to be waiting for the green light although the epimediums seem to have decided they have waited too long.    I am particularly pleased to discover flowering buds on the majority of the other epimediums; worryingly I seem… Read More

The spring equinox has brought a weekend of heavenly gardening weather.  The sun has shone and there was a light breeze which wafted the big lumbering bumble bees around.  The scent from the hyacinths which are planted just at the top of the first flight of steps is absolutely wonderful. It is amazing how much the plants have come on in the last week.   I have two camellias both of them bought… Read More

Another lovely weekend and this time a three-day one as I had some time due to me.  I started clearing the slope on Friday although the rain stopped play after an hour.  I am moving the asters and grasses and a few other bits from the slope to the Big Border.  I want to plant up the slope with hardy exotics aiming for a jungley sort of look. I have the overall… Read More

As dusk falls over my garden the daffodils and primroses are the last flowers to disappear into the gloom.Yellow is one of those colours synonymous with spring.  I have often wondered why so many spring flowers are yellow and I think it is to attract the bees and other pollinators.  It is certainly a cheery colour.  I have daffodils popping up all around the garden.  The large trumpet daffs that I inherited… Read More

One of the things I love about Spring is that you have to really look to spot the little gems emerging from the gloom of winter.  In the summer its difficult to know where to look there is  so much happening but spring flowers allow you to take more study, focus and admire.  When you look closely the flowers are very beautiful often with very intense  colours, which are needed to attract… Read More