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Neeleshwar Hermitage Garden

For the last three weeks we have been away from Glebe House staying in the Neeleshwar Hermitage Hotel in Kerala, South India. Neeleshwar Hermitage is hybrid of a boutique hotel and an Ayurvedic wellness centre. 428 more words

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Coming Out of Dormancy

This is how I feel. Like a flower just aching to burst into bloom. It’s been a while since I’ve written, I guess I’ve been in hibernation. 432 more words


Itea ilicifolia "holly-leaved sweet spire": a shrub for all seasons

As spring progresses I thought I would profile a plant seldom seen but definitely worth considering,  Itea ilicifolia also called “Holly-leaved sweet spire”.Itea belongs to the… 357 more words

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Winter forage

After some frosty days, a warm sunny one yesterday and the bees were out harvesting any blossom.

Snowdrops provide a source of pollen, needed for early brood raising. 27 more words

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End of month view - January 2017

The weather forecast had promised a bit of brightness but I gave up waiting and took a few dull shots. It was raining soon after, and still is. 478 more words

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The Monday Picture

No: 370 Hellebore

We bought this beautiful winter flowering Hellebore about ten days ago on a bitterly cold day from our local garden centre, Notcutts in Norwich. 32 more words

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January Update

There’s not too much to report from my garden. We’re in the dead, brown season but with no snow, ice, or the usual early crocuses to add just a little variety and sparkle. 212 more words