A Little White Relief….

Well finally we got some snow. It had missed us and snowed to the north and the south of us but finally down in came. We had a good 3 maybe 4" in the end. Prompting endless photos of snowy scenes Topiary anc clipped bushes always look striking with a dusting of snow The snow …

Tis the Season of the Dried and Sprayed Gold…

A festive Six on Saturday from me showing bits that have been dried from the garden and then used as christmas decorations. Start with a classic, poppy seed heads dry so easily and always look fabulous , I always get in trouble for the seeds they drop everywhere whilst they are drying but they are …

Lavender time

Lavendula angustifolia 'hidcote' Lavender, loved by gardeners and wildlife alike. It is just about all going over in Derbyshire now to avoid it getting leggy and untidy it is time for action. It is disputed among many gardening books when is the correct time to tackle a lavender, but I have had no mishaps tackling …

Garden Theatre.

This week's gardening blog is very theatrical it has murder, suspense, passion, fashion and experimentation. A murder most horrid to begin. Greenfly, all over the fresh new growth on my rose. It is perfectly situated for an early attack being on the south facing house wall, not ideal but if I want a rose up …

All White Now…

Well a new venture for me. Attempting Six on Saturday. 1.There is blossom everywhere in my village at the moment. This Cherry is a very simple flower compared to its blousy double flowered counterparts but sometimes simple says it all. 2. Continuing with simple underrated plants, the simple daisy, Bellis perennis, is emerging in the …

The Positivity of Spring.

The Hawthorn buds are breaking. Well, things aren't really much more positive, in the big wide world,than last time I wrote, but I am feeling more cheerful, despite just returning from the dreadfully strange experience of food shopping at the moment. There is bank holiday weekend looming with nowhere to go and no socialising to …

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