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Cursing the muscari

This week in the garden it’s been more slow build than mad dash. The snowdrops are filling out splendidly, the scent of the sarcococca is noticeably gathering in the air, the hamamelis buds are beginning to show their spidery finery. 827 more words

My Garden

My Gardening Year

I gave up on New Year resolutions a long time ago. Too easy to make; too hard to keep.

But with the Christmas decorations back in the attic, the pine needles swept away with the Christmas tree, the Christmas cards sent off for recycling, I’m beginning to feel the shiver of anticipation that is one of the joys of being a gardener at this time of year. 309 more words

My Garden

First sight of bulbs

The best thing about January is seeing the first green tips of bulbs appearing through the bare earth. I could spend hours crouching down, scanning for a sight of these precious tiny signs of the year ahead. 137 more words


How flowers end up at your florist? Part 3

How do markets consistently ensure they have produce all year round?

Markets get their flowers direct from the growers. The markets want to maximize revenues so they want flowers being sold all through the year. 145 more words



Grape Hyacinth