Category Archives: Plants

Top 10 plants for September … Reach for the skies

Chloris is once again sharing her top 10 plants of the month (always worth a look as she has such an interesting collection) in a meme that encourages others to look around their plots and do the same. So I’ve … Continue reading

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Presents, seeds and cons? The adventure begins …

Yesterday’s post saw the final packet of seeds bought by my son as a birthday present for me pop through the letterbox. Since he knows that I like to try new plants every year, he went online and chose a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Resistance is futile

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Wordless Wednesday – A long-awaited … passionflower

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Wordless Wednesday – Empty Nest Syndrome

(Sorry. I’m on week 2 of adjusting. Lots of odd jobs are getting done.)

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Wordless Wednesday – Lights, Smoke, Action

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In a vase on Monday – Berries and bees

To join in with Cathy’s In a vase on Monday post today I have been inspired by the cover of the hot-off-the-press seed catalogue from D.T. Brown, because there is something deeply satisfying about those soft fruit and berry colours. … Continue reading

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Tomatillos: A successful seed-swap experiment

“Tomatillos are like a gift. Tart green fruit … wrapped in a crinkly husk. Peel the wrapping away and you’re left with a world of possibility.” – http://www.thekitchn.com Back at the end of January, at a local allotment seed-swap event, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The curling and unfurling of a Black Knight

 

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Wordless Wednesday – It’s like magic!

Wimpole’s June Bloom

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