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Lone cherry tree has early blossoms!


A solitary cherry tree at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park has made history! It appears to be the very first in the garden to display blossoms this year! 91 more words

Winter gardens ...

Spurred on by my visit to Welford House earlier in the week, today I sauntered off to visit two local gardens, opened under the National Garden Scheme. 404 more words

Out & About

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust House set in spectacular grounds.  I visited during February when the main attraction is the snowdrops.

In the photo below the snowdrops peep through a carpet of golden aconites. 181 more words


National Nest Box Week

Apparently it is National Nest Box Week, so it seemed only right to review our nest box endeavours in the garden and beyond. Not that our efforts to provide suitable des res’ in the garden have been entirely successful over the years, but we do try.  436 more words


Brighten Up Your Outdoor Space with a White or Moonlight Garden

As a garden designer and enthusiast,  it has a long standing dream to create my very own white/moonlight garden featuring a few garden favorites such as jasmine, camellia, gardenia and roses. 660 more words

Yellow Cosmos

A floodlit festival of flowers in Takamatsu, Japan, prompted this close up view of one of the yellow Cosmos that filled the gardens at a local park.