Amaryllis

SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM THE WATCH HOUSE

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Hello One and All! It’s been a while. Like everyone else, The Beau and I have been ducking and diving, trying to tackle this […]

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Running Late

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  As someone who usually extols the virtues of timeliness, I have been letting myself down rather a lot lately. I planted my spring-flowering […]

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Photo Opportunity

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I love anything to do with flowers; studying them, gazing at them, talking about them, growing them and photographing them. I don’t believe I […]

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Bella Donnas

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Amaryllis belladonna: Jersey lily, naked lady, belladonna amaryllis    We gardeners spend so much time and energy trying to cultivate plants which aren’t 100% […]

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Simply Red

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For that essential splash of Christmas red there is nothing quite like amaryllis. Poinsettias are passé and carnations a cliché, so I like to be bold […]

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Deck the Halls

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One of the things I love most about Christmas is festooning our London flat with greenery and flowers. I adore the smell of fresh-cut pine and […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Hippeastrum (Amaryllis)

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They are big, brash, uncompromising flowers, but I love them. Hailing from South America, Hippeastrums are often confused with their South African cousins the Amaryllis. […]

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The Big Apple Beckons

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Although I live and breath Christmas year-round, it’s an annual business trip to New York that really marks the beginning of my festivities.  I […]

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Wallington Hall, Cambo, Northumberland

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Northumberland is a wonderful, wild, unspoilt county in the north of England, once the frontier between rampaging Celts and civilised Romans. The region is […]

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Party Flowers

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Apart from the anticipation of seeing all my wonderful friends, one of the highlights of preparing for my 4oth birthday party was arranging the […]

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Counting Down to Christmas

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Hallelujah! With only 10 days to go until Christmas, the scaffolding is down and we have light in the flat again. The garden is, […]

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