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Living in the damp middle of nowhere

In a Vase on Monday – Definite autumn shades

Yes, it is most certainly autumn, but I could hardly believe the heat in the walled garden at Wimpole today. I was taking salvia cuttings most of the morning and I am hoping that they can take the extreme temperature … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Achochas: Echoes of the Incas

Sources: Book – The Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation Seeds – 3 different Achocha varieties are available from The Real Seed Catalogue  

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Wildlife Wednesday – Ivy Bees … so adorable!

A new spot for me and IDed by helpful Twitter users, these are Ivy Bees (Colletes hederae), a type of mining bee that first appeared in Britain in 2001. Here’s a helpful summary of the Ivy Bee from Naturespot. They … Continue reading

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Lost in the plot @RHSHydeHall

Last week we visited Hyde Hall in Essex. Hyde Hall is one of the RHS‘s flagship gardens, but it is in fact a relatively new creation. As recently as 1950 it was just a windswept farm on a bare hilltop. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a monster?

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August plants for August

I am joining Chloris at The Blooming Garden for this post of my top ten plants for August. However, I am not actually growing anything particularly unusual this year, so I guess that there will be some flowers in common … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – An Enchanting Cardinal Climber

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