Category Archives: Flowers

Wordless Wednesday – Ice skating to Ravel’s Bolero

 

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In a Vase on Monday – A Summer Salad

The cephalaria had to go! I’ve two large plants at the back of the border, but as giant scabious is a prolific self-seeder I also have slightly smaller samples all along the edge of the driveway, in the gravel. I’d … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Colour-coordinated pollen baskets

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Honey lilies – A sweet moment in the year

This week the honey lilies (Nectaroscordum siculum) have broken out of their pale papery calyces en masse and are making a wonderful display in our shady front garden. Before this happened the florets were tightly wrapped in upright bundles and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – An almost Georgian Black Widow

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The sad tale of a frost damaged wisteria

Having missed a year, this year’s early spring pruning of the wisteria over the pergola was certainly an overdue, dramatic and necessary affair. In fact the whippy offcuts were so entangled that my usual trick of weaving them together into … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Looking into the heart of the stars

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