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Wisteria: waiting for winter 


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A garden lookout


Record rainfall over the last few months have prevented me from spending time in the garden. We have had snow, wind, hail and low level flooding! What a winter! I guess this little fellow is waiting patiently for my return. … Continue reading

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The Christmas Garden


On Christmas Eve I did nothing. The tree stood decorated for weeks, the presents wrapped, the cards written, my mother and daughters’ gifts posted, the menu decided and the garden watered and silent – except for the wind which, from … Continue reading

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Peony time


This has to be one of the most exciting of gardening times – when peonies bloom. They are the grandest of all flowers – I think, at least, and very fortuitous in Oriental cultures.  I would like to brag that this … Continue reading

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That’s life


More often than not, an opportunity to be in the garden offers a time for reflection. I reflect on recent changes, our return from Prague and family. I used to say that all problems are solved in the garden. For … Continue reading

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Garden helpers


This is my last weekend in the garden for a few weeks. Last weekend was splendid and I managed to simply sit and read and marvel at the spring colours. Well, I did do some raking and transplanting – couldn’t … Continue reading

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Capture


After months of sunless days, today we captured the sun.    These tiny seasonal delights appeared and were caught – tangible sunshine.   Though the light fades and returns, the start of Spring is near.    White cat captures the moment.   And these … Continue reading

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The quiet growth of winter


Did you see the blue moon, recently? It cast an eerie yet reassuring glow. We kept the curtains open all night to see the silver light – waking at times to gaze out into the calm night. The frosts here … Continue reading

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We’re back


After a long absence, cats and chickens and gardening in the mountains – we’re back posting – missed my blog – hope you are all still with me…. Join me for a cup of tea and a new journey… More … Continue reading

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Cascading Fairy Floss


Cherry blossom – pink, cascading. Like fairy floss: delicate, tender sweet and utterly indulgent. Spring this afternoon.

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