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One month ago ...

I bought some small plants from a family run nursery to fill two manger baskets and...

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17 Jun, 2019
Shirley_tulip

For Dawnsaunt ... Clematis photos

Here you are Dawn, my Clematis 'Sylvia Denny' in bloom today. The label states semi-double...

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30 May, 2019
Shirley_tulip

Bug Hunt Survey - volunteers wanted!

Bug hunt: Volunteers needed to spot insect's 'spittle'-BBC News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48383730 I...

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26 May, 2019
Shirley_tulip

Afternoon tea anyone?

Last August, the month of mine and OH's birthdays, we were given a birthday gift...

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24 May, 2019
Shirley_tulip

Spring visit to Highdown Gardens

Highdown gardens are chalk gardens on Downlands countryside. We visit regularly...

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22 May, 2019
Shirley_tulip

The answer is ...

Back in early November last year I asked for I.D. on a plant growing in a dry, shady...

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6 May, 2019
Shirley_tulip

Spring flowers February 2019

The day began with a heavy mist which took a while to clear so I thought it was going...

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22 Feb, 2019
Shirley_tulip

Quirky ideas for the garden

We saw the following planting and novel ideas for old tree trunks in the grounds...

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4 Feb, 2019
Shirley_tulip

A warm bath outdoors!

I always take pity on the garden birds when the weather is cold enough to freeze...

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3 Feb, 2019
Shirley_tulip

Surprising sights in the garden for January!

This morning I was very surprised to find that something had been digging around...

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18 Jan, 2019
Shirley_tulip

End of December 2018

Just a blog to show what is still in bloom in the garden, plus some surprises I wouldn't...

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23 Dec, 2018
Shirley_tulip

From bud to bloom

This clump of Nerines are flowering beautifully now ... just hope the temps. don't...

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18 Oct, 2018
Shirley_tulip


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