Category Archives: perennials

Sighting a blue butterfly

After last summer’s heatwave and the difficulties I had both locking my back door and getting to bed at a reasonable hour, I have worked out tactics to avoid these now that we have moved into summery weather. The first … Continue reading

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Another sedum, I think!

It seems like weeks since I had my usual Friday, where I did some work in the garden after swimming and my Knit and Natter group. So, it was almost a relief to have some normality today. Last weekend, my … Continue reading

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Snow and climate change

I’m really pleased that there has been an increase in discussion about climate change in the media in recent weeks, no doubt in part to Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion. It’s an incredible shame that the issue needed this to … Continue reading

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On the blue spectrum

It took me quite a while to locate the hostas at Belton Garden Centre this morning. I’d seen the variety, Halcyon, on another blog and was quite captivated by its blueness. The one I bought wasn’t quite as blue as … Continue reading

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Decision: rotten not pungent

After I built a mini hugelbed by the backdoor I planted the wild garlic I’d dug up from its original bed. In the interim, it had been in a pot which became waterlogged and there was a veritable stench. As … Continue reading

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Rhubarb and toxicity

Following a discussion on another blog, I decided to look into the toxicity of rhubarb. The upshot was that the stalks not only have less oxalic acid that some other foodstuffs by weight but most people probably get far more … Continue reading

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Both sides of the garden

Moving the compost heap yesterday opened up the garden, so that I have a clear view when I look out the dining room doors. I can’t believe how spacious it looks now! Moving the bin also meant that I could … Continue reading

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