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Looking for a man!

OK, I couldn’t resist that title …. but it really should read man orchid (Orchis anthropophora, recently changed from Aceras anthropophorum on DNA evidence). The man orchid is a UK native, hardy orchid, which favours sunny conditions on free-draining, calcareous … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Shine a Light

Cambridge e-Luminate 2017  (10-15th February)

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In a vase on Monday – Botanically Brewed

I realised recently that the kitchen window sill is filling up with drinks bottles that I have saved to use as vases, because I like the shape/decoration/texture of them. First off there are the Orangina bottles that I brought back … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Growing pink pipe cleaners

See Cotehele’s Christmas garland

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Wordless Wednesday – Into the deep blue yonder

*’Handfuls of sky sprinkled though the garden’ – Aptly described by Tom Stuart-Smith in his Guardian column

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In a Vase on Monday: Hedging my bets

It is large-scale, mechanical hedge-cutting season here in the Fens. The rule of thumb is to get it all done before the end of February, before the birds start nesting in earnest. Most of the time the results have the … Continue reading

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A riot of colour on the Winter Walk

Anglesey Abbey is a well known destination for galanthophiles in East Anglia and its extensive, landscaped displays of over 300 varieties of snowdrops are well worth a visit in February. This year though, due to the usually warm winter weather, … Continue reading

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