Category Archives: Whimsy

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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In a Vase on Monday – Fancy a cuppa?

Having got over the worst of my fascination with the so-called Cup and Saucer vine (Cobaea scandens) in last Wednesday’s’ Wordless’ post I decided to ruthlessly cut some of the flowers to use in today’s vase (fear not they are … Continue reading

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Curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction … was not so tasty

I can’t remember how I came to have passion flower seeds (Passiflora caerulea) to sow, but inevitably I sowed them and a great many germinated. So then I had to decide what to do with them. I thought that a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Who’s wearing a ballgown in the garden?

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Wordless Wednesday – In an octopus’s garden in the … sun

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Wordless Wednesday – PYO Raspberries

PYO == Pick Your Own

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Wordless Wednesday – Colour-coordinated pollen baskets

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Great Balls of Fire

I’ve mentioned before that I had an RHS course lecturer who was keen on quick-fire quizzes of the kind ‘Name 6 blue flowers , 10 herbs etc’ and as I was taking some macro photographs of some rather lovely London … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Hard wardrobe decisions

… Do my thumbs look big in these?

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The supercalifragilisticexpialidocious moon

You could hard miss the hype about the extra large appearance of the moon tonight. Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1 even mentioned it this morning!  We’ve been spoilt this year, because this situation has happen three times. In fact last … Continue reading

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