flowers

And So It Begins…

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It is official, we won’t go hungry this summer! Harvesting on the allotment has well and truly begun, especially the crop of courgettes, and […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Osteospermum

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  As indispensable plants for seaside gardens go, ostespermums are high on the list, and most certainly in the top ten. They are low-growing, […]

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Divine Decay

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Whether in gardens, nature, art or through the camera lens, flowers fascinate me. At the root of my love of gardening lies a deep-seated […]

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Flower Therapy

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Tonight I am greatly in need of a happy pill. The best I can muster from the depths of the medicine cabinet is a […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Colchicum ‘Waterlily’

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These flowers may faintly resemble those of a Nymphaea, but here the resemblance of Colchicum ‘Waterlily’ to an aquatic plant ends. Like other colchicums, the flowers […]

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Lost for words

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Rarely do I find myself lost for words but tonight, as I consider my return to work and the inevitability of autumn, I feel a […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Begonia ‘Glowing Embers’

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Begonias are such stalwarts of the summer garden that they are often overlooked, even sniffed at, by so-called fashionable gardeners. I’m not attracted by […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Dahlia ‘Firepot’

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If ever a dahlia deserved the classification ‘waterlily’, describing the shape of the blooms, it’s Dahlia ‘Firepot’. The juicy-fruit colours might have given Monet […]

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To Fly Another Day

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I was in the garden early this morning, the very best time to be out there, enjoying the collared doves’ soft cooing between bursts of raucous squealing from […]

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Daily Flower Candy – Anemone apennina

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The last time I had a full week away from work was last August, so I am, in a word, exhausted. Our forthcoming break in Cornwall […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Clematis armandii

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Good news! Our Clematis armandii is back from its travels. Last May I reported its escape from our garden, but the adventurous vine has now […]

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