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Help, I Need a Marquee.........

The conversation went something like “Hello, I need a marquee.”  The reply was “That’s ok. For how many and what’s your budget.”  “About 40 people. Er… there’s a problem with the budget. 605 more words


Geum macrophyllum - Large-Leaved Avens

I first really noticed Large-Leaved Avens as a specific wildflower when I found it blooming beside the waterfall at Goldstream Park one May.  Before that, it was just one of the many yellow blooms we see in spring. 250 more words

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Ninfa - English Romanticism in Beautiful Italy

Frascati Frenzy – Part 2

The next day of the fabulous tour included  2 very contrasting sites.

Our first stop was at the Barberini Gardens at Castel Gandolfo – the Popes summer residence (or one of them) and only recently opened to the public as part of the more inclusive style of the current Pope Francis. 313 more words


Sign of Autumn

What can you do when the average precipitation is almost 11 feet each year?  (That’s well over 3 meters!)

  • Accept that potholes happen.
  • Commit to continuous maintenance program.
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Months 10-12: Fall

Hauser and Wirth

It was only seeing Hauser and Wirth on Gardeners’ World recently that I realised I’d never blogged beyond my Wordless Wednesday teaser last month.

Although a rather grey day, this was another bucket list garden, and despite it being the OH’s birthday weekend, I was indulged with a visit (although I did have to pay for lunch!) 200 more words

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Frascati Frenzy - 1

Spring time in Italy – what could be better? Throw in good company, good food and wine and some fabulous Italian gardens and you have the full package. 233 more words

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Shaggy Mushroom

This fall I’m really trying to let fungi thrive.  Mushrooms pop up in several spots around our place.  They’re pretty, but for some reason I’ve always weeded them out… 359 more words

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