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There was a bit of time in the evening to finish the big border on the lawn. I had to replant some of the older iris from there though. 17 more words


The Busiest of Times, the Quietest of Times

It has been a strange fortnight, beginning as it did with Christmas Day on a Monday; with leap years, I think this must be the first Christmas since I finished work  that has fallen on a Monday and somehow it seems to have created a lot of…well, SPACE! 866 more words


Flowers emerge, snow falls...

…flowers emerge,

and we may not be done with the snow! I understand that Meteorological Spring* began a few days ago, but judging by the looks of things where I live, we’re still betwixt and between, alternately charmed by early flowers and frustrated by cold, wet days. 540 more words


That's my spot

Had a bit of time left to plant one of the hamamelis. A nice spot in the new bee border.


resident psycho

The cat didn’t seem to be impressed. o0


Winter spice

Witch hazels are the first class shrubs that cannot be mistaken for any other plant. Their spidery, cold-hardy flowers open in the coldest weather and are not just showy, they are fragrant too. 219 more words

Bad Timing

It’s beginning to dawn on me that my timing may be a little out, it being January, and here I am committed to weekly posts about my garden, which at the moment is grey and gloomy and perishingly cold, and reluctant to offer up too many good stories. 672 more words

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