Author Archives: Frogend_dweller

About Frogend_dweller

Living in the damp middle of nowhere

The ‘Sweet Shop’ that is RHS Hyde Hall

As a birthday treat we took ourselves off to RHS Hyde Hall last weekend. There’s so much to see and explore in the gardens that I feel myself torn in multiple directions. Steve let’s me run around from area to … Continue reading

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Sweet Preserved Walnuts – Stealing a march on the squirrels

Since getting involved with the National Juglans Collection at Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, I’ve become fascinated with all things walnut. For instance, did you know that: In China, particularly Beijing, the nuts are traditionally used in finger or hand exercises … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Bat-faced cuphea: A perfect plant for a monastery!

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Wildlife Wednesday – Funny faces and anthropomorphised gestures

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Wordless Wednesday – A Fragrant Welcome

 

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Six on Saturday – Better than survivors

27/07/2019 Just down the road at Cambridge Botanical Gardens they were registering potentially record breaking temperatures of 38.7 deg C on Thursday. It was hot. I went in to work to water the borders early and called it a day … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Dark side of the Sun

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