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Treasures found pressed between the pages of an old sketchbook…

digital doodling pressed petal patterns…
(they remind me of these cyanotypes)


Plant of the Week: Clematis (Old man's beard)

If you’re looking for a climber to plant in your garden then Clematis may be the plant for you. With a large variety of bloom colours and forms to suit many different growing spots within your garden, this species has something to add to every garden. 603 more words



As the season comes to a close, the last of the clematis bloom, stretching its petals wide open to show the beautiful pistils within.  Each with its own personality, they all spread out so the stigma can get full sun.  8 more words


Creating and maintaining a pleached lime hedge

The pleached lime hedge in full summer splendor and below a week ago. 

The hedge was planted about 17 years ago as we were developing the structure of the garden.If you get the leaflet from the RHS on pleaching hedges then they suggest putting in metal posts with wires to train the horizontals as they grow. 448 more words

Garden Maintenance