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Witch Hazel In Winter Gardens

Here’s a closer look at witch hazel (Hamamelis). Ancient lore accords these flowering shrubs medicinal, cultural and even religious value, but here I’m focusing on their decorative quality.  141 more words


Playing about in Handyside Gardens...

The other Dan Pearson project that I was keen to see in a cold London was the small, but perfectly formed, Handyside Gardens, complete with play park, which slithers between new buildings at Kings Cross to make great use of a little ribbon of land.  583 more words

Ten February Favourite Blooms.

Chloris at The Blooming Garden encourages us garden bloggers to venture out into the garden in all winds and weathers to take pictures of our favourite ten blooms each month. 478 more words


February weekend

I’ve had a February sort of weekend, with my favourite February flowers. I’ve visited my mother and acquired yet another witchhazel, third time lucky that this one will survive the vine weevils. 125 more words

Why I Garden

Winter delights at Batsford Arboretum

I took a trip to Batsford Arboretum, a Cotswold garden with an impressive tree collection and a charming array of bulbs and colour to warm the cockles on a cold February day. 777 more words

Garden Visits

Winter Blooms

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and I have new spots of red to share. This month we’ve loved the red blooms on our first witch hazel, … 149 more words