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Living in the damp middle of nowhere

In a Vase on Monday – A 6 inch challenge

Cathy@ramblinginthegarden has hosted In a Vase on Monday for the last 6 years. An astounding endeavour and commitment! Well done and thanks, Cathy. To mark each  anniversary a challenge is set. This year’s gauntlet was to restrict the dimensions of … Continue reading

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Late, late season plums … those would be bullaces

I’ve recently discovered that the fruit tree opposite the gardeners’ bothy at Wimpole is not just an oddly prolific, especially late-season plum, but is actually a Bullace. I’d never heard of them before! Both physically and in taste, bullaces lie … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – On the hunt

Tina @mygardenersays hosts Wildlife Wednesday on the first Wednesday of each month. Check it out!  

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Six on Saturday – Walking through the Botanics

I dropped my son off in town this morning and while he got creative, on a writing course, I hared around town on a few errands, until it rained. Then I headed for the Fitzwilliam Museum for a wander and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A blanket of leaves or a leaf blanket?

 

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In a Vase on Monday – A lot of love and friendship

So we expected (and had) a frost last night. Temperatures dropped to -1 deg C, firmly in frozen water territory, so that has given the kiss of death to many plants flowering in the garden. Happily, like many gardeners I’ve … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The transformation begins

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