Category Archives: Out and about

Nothing but Daylilies!

Last Thursday a colleague told me about a local specialist nursery that holds a National Collection of daylilies (Hemerocallis). It is called Strictly Daylilies and is based in Histon, just north of Cambridge. How did I not know about them!!? … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The Exotic Garden at RHS Wisley

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Wordless Wednesday – Tower of Jewels

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Wordless Wednesday – Fluff and stuff

As I walked round the pond I spotted a couple of birds busily helping to strip the downy seeds (apologies for picture quality – it was the best my phone could do). I looked them up later and I think … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Beds of Norfolk Reed

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A walk round RSPB Fowlmere Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

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A frosty morning walk at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes

RSPB* Fen Drayton Lakes * The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is a wildlife conservation charity. Initially, the Society  (without the Royal) was an all-women movement created in 1889 by Emily Williamson to fight a fashion for feathers … Continue reading

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A Week of Flowers – #Day4

I’ve not posted for a bit (busy and distracted, sorry), but Cathy’s lovely idea for celebrating a week of flowers, to cheer and inspire us at this time of year, was too welcome an opportunity to miss without applauding it … Continue reading

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Autumn 2021 at Cambridge Botanics – Vignettes

I managed to fit in my usual autumn visit to Cambridge Botanics last week on a gloriously sunny day, so I was hoping for brilliant colour. I certainly wasn’t disappointed by the wonderful Liquidambar by the (surprisingly empty) lake. Sadly … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A glimpse of Cambridge Botanics (August 2021)

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