Category Archives: perennials

Round the garden in 80 days #20

When picked up my veg from the local organic farm earlier today, there was a box of horseradish from which we were invited to help ourselves. So, now I am on the hunt for recipes. My trusted book of preserves … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #4

Are you confused by the seasons because I certainly am? The garden is winding down but one of the rhubarb crowns seems still to be going strong. The rhubarb shown in the pot by the pond was a baby I … Continue reading

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A puffer ball

The title of this post is a new word for me. At Helmsley Walled Garden last week, I’d seen the flowers on globe artichokes and decided to touch them. Immediately, the thought of puffer balls came to mind, as the … Continue reading

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No longer a perennial

After picking all the florets off the Nine-Star broccoli, I kept an eye on it for more shoots, so that they didn’t turn to flowers. Under its cloche and a layer of micro mesh, however, it was difficult to keep … Continue reading

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A flower on the globe artichoke

One of the joys of growing a plant I have no horticultural experience of is the suspense. What will happen when? Thus, early this morning, whilst out with the watering can, I saw the beginnings of the first globe artichoke … Continue reading

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Not moving but doubling!

Many moons ago, I had a blackberry bush. I’d bought it just as I crashed into a major depression in 2011. I didn’t know very much about horticulture at this point but it amazes me that I had the gumption … Continue reading

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Yep, it’s broccoli

Over the last year (nearly), I have watched the progress of the two types of broccoli growing in the garden. One is annual purple sprouting broccoli, the other perennial Nine-Star Broccoli. Bar the fact that the perennial had had to … Continue reading

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Spoilt for choice

My daughter had asked if I could give her a lift to school yesterday morning. She is really shattered at the moment, getting used to the two mile walk there and the two mile walk back. No doubt I will … Continue reading

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Christmas growth and flowers

After much angst over nearly two years, it looks like the globe artichoke is not only going to survive but may become the plant I’d been hoping it would be. On the other hand, the Nine-star broccoli doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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A Halcyon at last!

When I first saw a blue Hosta, I was charmed. The name of this particular variety was ‘Halcyon’ and ever since I have been on the hunt for one. Last year, I found another blue variety, which seems to keep … Continue reading

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