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As I said back at Christmas I am not a religious being and so I don’t celebrate Easter.  However, I enjoy the long Easter weekend as it is an opportunity to spend time with my sons and mother.  Having four days is a luxury, you can embark on a proper project, you can take time doing something rather than trying to fit it into a weekend, you can sit and stop and… Read More

Another year and the first Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post of 2015 and I am pleased that I have quite a few blooms to share although you really have to hunt around the garden to find them.  Although I think that is what makes them all the more welcome, they make you get out into the garden and spend time peering into borders. First up is the Christmas Rose which is slowly… Read More

At this time of year any flower is a welcome addition to the garden although many of them you really have to seek out.  Viburnum rhytidophyllum (above) surprised me this weekend with its flowers which are just opening.  This poor plant has suffered from my indecision and is in its third location in the garden, I blame my son’s workshop.  This is the first time it has flowered since 2010 and although… Read More

The garden is definitely showing signs of spring this week.  Primroses are starting to flower and shoots are pushing through the ground in the borders.  I think the slightly warmer temperatures and a few dry days have really helped.  They have certainly cheered me up. Sadly the badger also seems to have woken up and there were numerous holes around the garden where the badger had been seeking out the tulip bulbs. … 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