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I have wanted to join in with Cathy’s weekly meme – In a Vase on Monday – for a while. However, firstly it means posting on a Monday and I post my weekend review on a Sunday/Monday so that’s a clash. I am also hopeless at flower arranging resorting every time to the ‘plonking’ approach so it is a little daunting joining in such a meme. But I am so pleased with… Read More

With a little sunshine this weekend and a slight increase in the temperatures the first hellebores are starting to open.  This is the plant that hooked me on hellebores some 7 years ago.  I used to use it as my avatar on twitter and Blotanical.  It is one of the Ashwood hybrids and I love the yellow and red combination.   The mystery snowdrop has opened and I am none the wiser. … 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

The weather this weekend has been more than changeable.  One moment brilliant sunshine, *as you can see, the next grey and hail stones.  The constant theme has been a cold and biting wind.  In some ways this didn’t matter yesterday as I spent the day at the Hardy Plant Society AGM held at Pershore College.  The local group I belong to was hosting the event so I spent some time handing out… Read More

What a lovely weekend it has been – dry, sunny, warm – what more could you ask for. As ever I had some gardening plans for the two days and as ever I knew I wouldn’t achieve them but I do like a plan. I have been mithering for some months about the area around the workshop which has never been finished.  We had agreed that there was an opportunity to put… Read More

 

This weekend has been a typical April one – quick short showers with intermittent sunshine.  It seems ages since we have had weather that is typical for the time of year.  The garden is really bursting with new shoots and with the rain this week everything is looking a lot fresher and greener.  I do believe that there is something in the light that comes with showery weather which is just right… Read More

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