Tag Archives: Horticulture

It’s National Tree Week – Let’s celebrate!

National Tree Week (a UK festival) was introduced in 1975 and is a celebration of all things ‘Tree’. It coincides with the beginning  of the winter planting season and here is the promotion poster for this year. As a long-term … Continue reading

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October’s crescendo of plants

There are some big plant families that flower late in the year and completely change the feel of the garden in October, for instance: chrysanthemums, nerines, rudbeckia and asters. I’ve already featured some of these in recent posts, so although … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Lady in Black

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Wordless Wednesday – 360° Blue Skies

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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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The Colours of a Sunset

It seems that I am going through an orange phase in the garden this year. After years of filling borders with pastel tones, when I look around now, at the beginning of September, I see masses of bright yellows, orange … Continue reading

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The fantastic flowering stars of August

There’s a lot of flitting hither and thither in August with so many things to get done while it’s warm and dry (mostly): Summer holidays with the kids; making the most of the sunshine in and out of the garden; … Continue reading

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