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Left Bank Garden Makeover!

The Left Bank is my new name for the sunny garden bed that is west of the driveway, between the crabapple and the sidewalk. I like the name, but at the moment the garden looks like a collection of green lumps. 641 more words

Native Plants And Wildflowers

A fragrant fiesta: Lilium 'Triumphator'

Lilium ‘Triumphator’ is an unusual lily because it is one of the few Oriental/longiflorum hybrids. Oriental lilies are well known for their heavily fragrant, saucer-shaped flowers  and… 283 more words

New Plants

Threadgold Press – lessons learnt

One of the privileges of being your own publisher is being able to choose your own book cover. Over the last month I have really concentrated on this (actually since April, if I’m honest). 204 more words

Writing Notes


For several years now we have been living under “extreme drought” conditions.

Going back to the summers of 2011 and 2012

We’ve been below normal rainfall. 259 more words



I have always loved Lilies.

Don’t really know why.

There is no great “Lily memory”

Or “Lily moment”

That comes to mind.

But, since I have become a gardener… 405 more words

Oriental Lilies

In A Vase on Monday : Lilies

At the moment I have a lot of  orange and pink oriental lilies blooming in my garden.   I planted these bulbs in a pot at least five years ago, and they have come back faithfully year after year.   75 more words


Goodbye Blooming June

June is the most gorgeous month in the garden. The oriental lilies are spectacular but there is something to say about the sheer profusion of the simple orange field lilies. 32 more words

Cottage Gardening