Tag Archives: Gardening

The ‘Sweet Shop’ that is RHS Hyde Hall

As a birthday treat we took ourselves off to RHS Hyde Hall last weekend. There’s so much to see and explore in the gardens that I feel myself torn in multiple directions. Steve let’s me run around from area to … Continue reading

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Sweet Preserved Walnuts – Stealing a march on the squirrels

Since getting involved with the National Juglans Collection at Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, I’ve become fascinated with all things walnut. For instance, did you know that: In China, particularly Beijing, the nuts are traditionally used in finger or hand exercises … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Bat-faced cuphea: A perfect plant for a monastery!

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Wordless Wednesday – A Fragrant Welcome

 

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Six on Saturday – Better than survivors

27/07/2019 Just down the road at Cambridge Botanical Gardens they were registering potentially record breaking temperatures of 38.7 deg C on Thursday. It was hot. I went in to work to water the borders early and called it a day … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Dark side of the Sun

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Six on a Saturday – Cosmocracy!

Well, we’ve had a few dribs and drabs of rain recently and it seems to be cheering the plants up no end. The beans are romping up their canes (and not just the runners!), courgettes are swelling in nice quantities … Continue reading

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