Worth The Wait

In gardening, there are times for instant satisfaction and times to be patient; there are instances when playing it safe is the wisest option, and others when it’s worth taking a risk. Striking the right balance is part of the gardener’s art. Since the birth of our seaside garden I have been growing Geranium maderense, […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Geranium maderense

The last plant I expected to be blooming over the New Year was Geranium maderense, the Maderia Cranesbill.  Clearly confused, a few shocking-pink flowers are braving the elements, sheltered below an umbrella of huge glossy leaves.  The foliage is faring less well.  Nestled in a gap by the front steps the leaves are in the […]

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The Final Push…..

This week has quite simply run away with me.  It’s gone by in a blur of glitter, spreadsheets, wrapping paper, meetings, champagne, parties, chocolate, secret santas and few ill advised glasses of Madeira.  Quite a heady cocktail. No wonder I can barely open my eyes this afternoon.  In the course of duty today I stumbled […]

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