Tag Archives: spring

It’s Officially Spring

It was the Vernal Equinox on Tuesday and despite all the wintery and bitterly cold wind (a short visit from Mini-beast last week, the cousin of the Beast from the East) it is officially spring and just a little bit … Continue reading

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Inspirational tulips plus two arrangements

It’s Chelsea this week and it’s pouring with rain, so English! And thinking of flowers I see that the tulips are just finishing their annual contribution to the garden. They provide beautiful strong intense colours, but also delicate shades for … 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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Nature does yellow – nobody does it better

It’s that time of year when yellow is big in the garden and often just for a few days you might see people dressed in yellow. For us northern European folks yellow is a notoriously difficult colour to wear successfully. … Continue reading

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Tudor bows, but art nouveau colours

At the moment I am painting another scarf inspired by the Tudor bows seen in the stained glass from St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds. However, this time I’ve taken the bow motif and, with spring in the air, used … Continue reading

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I said no photographs, please

“I think that means you behind the lens – I can see you” “Look, I don’t want everyone knowing where I live. Privacy, please.”

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Time to prune

If you want the above in early summer then now’s the time to get up the ladder and prune the wisteria. Here we start with a big tangle. Trace the long wippy growth from last summer back towards the main … Continue reading

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