Tag Archives: garden

I may be temporarily gardenless but . . .

For the first time in 22 years I am not spending spring weekends both coaxing and at the same time taming a garden from its winter state. It is a strange sensation to be without even a windowsill of outdoor … Continue reading

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After the rain some cheery survivors

Times are a little turbulent and it’s been a grey summer so far, but some flowers are doing just fine. Hardy geraniums, single clematis, small spray roses, foxgloves and poppies. Beautiful flowers in the garden, as arrangements or simply as … Continue reading

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Minimising waste – reusing and upcycling

I’m just embarking on another longer term project with the aim of making use of the silk offcuts that I’ve collected over the years. Not all the scraps are the colours I want for this new textile hanging, so I’ve been … Continue reading

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Catching up on those five buds of potential

Here is the group of five plants that were in bud at the beginning of June. Now two weeks of early summer sun and light rain and . . . we now have the foxgloves out. And the Oriental poppies, … Continue reading

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Past, present, future – the first weekend of June 2015

Recently, we might have experienced unseasonably cool weather across East Anglia, but there’s still been plenty of blooming flowers in the garden to brighten the first weekend of June. Some of the irises, aquilegias and early summer roses are in … Continue reading

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Wisteria – a scented affair too

Wisteria floribunda (Japanese wisteria) comes out a little later than the classic mauve Chinese wisteria, but it’s well worth the wait. It also has a rich heady scent particularly noticeable at dusk. Some of the white racemes are 18 inches … Continue reading

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May Day Holiday – labouring in the garden

Unusual for us Brits to get a Bank Holiday with sunshine so I made the most of it busy in the garden. Seem to be snowed under with self-sewn white honesty this year. All the greens are vivid and fresh … Continue reading

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Breakfast please – it’s been a cold night

First very cold night of the winter and this morning five blackbirds have been squabbling over the limited food resources round the garden. One of the birds came up close to the window and just perched on a pot staring … Continue reading

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