Tag Archives: bulbs

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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In a Vase on Monday – Stormy Seas

I’ve been prowling around the garden checking for consequences of our being away and for the most part things have done perfectly well without us (kind neighbours watered the greenhouse). The exceptions are the things that I planted in the … Continue reading

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A Cuckoo in the Nest

Grape hyacinths, even Muscari armeniacum, don’t seem to last here for more than a couple of years in the garden. It is probably our soggy winter conditions and clay soil that does for them, but I do love their wonderful … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Tulip ‘Ancilla’ and the dusty footsteps

This is Tulipa kaufmanniana ‘Ancilla’ with gold-centred, red-ringed,  waterlily-shaped flowers

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In a Vase on Monday – Fresh scents of spring

Walking around the village this afternoon I was very happy to see colour blossoming in the lawns everywhere. Mostly this is coming from scattered crocuses in smart yellows and shades of purple, spilling down driveways and planted round community seats … Continue reading

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Snowdrops and muddy knees

Now that the snowdrops are definitely showing in our garden, I thought that it was time to search online for other, more extensive, displays that we could visit. It seems as if this weekend (11-12th Feb) is the favourite time … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – It’s like magic!

Wimpole’s June Bloom

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