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February, Highs of Fifteen

It’s meant to be the coldest month of the year, but it doesn’t feel like it. We’ve had some really stunning, warm sunny days. I’ve enjoyed looking at them from […]

Unmixed Lilies

A while back I cleared out a very small border that had become choked with carex grass and stumps of old buddleia. It was only a few feet long and […]

Slim Pickings

I hate the fact that Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of February. For an event centred on giving flowers (and chocolates), why on earth couldn’t it be in any […]

April Amaryllis

We have an amaryllis “Apple Blossom” that last flowered in September on a short, stubby pole and it was unexpected and disappointing that it was all over rather quickly. Since […]

Last-Minute Tulips

Well, I’ve had the most wonderful two weeks on the beautiful sub-tropical paradise island of Maderia. The holiday meant that things have gotten rather behind on here so there’s some […]

Early Amaryllis

There’s been a bit of an upset with the Amaryllis; it’s in mid-flower, right now. It’s four months early, it’s supposed to appear in the middle of winter. When everything […]

Stargazing

I’ve now got quite a few different types of lilies in the garden. They emerge, grow, flower and die at different times. At this late stage of the year, all […]

The Star of Persia

Onions; they don’t really have much glamour to them do they? They can make your eyes water but not in a good way. However, the humble culinary onion is part […]

Daffodils Now Over

The daffodils for this year are pretty much over. We don’t have huge numbers of them and they’re mixed so they come out at different time and the last ones […]

Simply Red

Now I’m a bit hopeless at taking good photos. I take pictures that usually end up blurred, have bad composition or have my thumb in the corner etc. I blame […]