Tag Archives: Sunflowers

In a vase on Monday – Bring me sunshine

I don’t feel too bad about cutting flowers from the garden at this time of year, since there is a rapidly approaching natural end in sight for many of them. For instance, the winds last week already culled a few … Continue reading

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Wimpole Sunflowers under Van Gogh Skies

Several areas in the Walled Garden at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate have been planted up with mixes of sunflowers. This brings in tons of wildlife in the form of pollinators and, as of last week, seed eating birds. Plus … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Like giant flowers!

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A Week of Flowers: Day 7 – 28/11/2020

And sadly the last day of a week of fun, fab, flower photos! This has been a lovely exercise in posting positive, plant pictures. It was suggested and hosted by Cathy at Words and Herbs and has succeeded in cheering … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – The early badger catches the worm!

19th September This morning I was startled awake by the sound of breaking crockery, followed by a noise of scuffing through dried leaves. Were we under attack by thieves or stumbling drunkards??? I peered out of the window, but could … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – In just one word: Courgettes!

25/07/2020 OK, I know am not alone, but I’ve got a courgette mountain. I put half the current pile outside the gate this morning, with a sign to let people know that they are free to good homes (or indeed … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Dark side of the Sun

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In a Vase on Monday – Definite autumn shades

Yes, it is most certainly autumn, but I could hardly believe the heat in the walled garden at Wimpole today. I was taking salvia cuttings most of the morning and I am hoping that they can take the extreme temperature … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The Gentle Giants

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In a vase on Monday – Hints of Autumn

This last damp week has seen a number of late flowering stalwarts succumb to mould, including: zinnias, celosia and my dark-leaved basils. The flowering heads on these plants have just keeled over. They look a bit like those floppy Resusci … Continue reading

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