Tag Archives: crocosmia

End of August (oops, that should read July!) flower round-up

My flowers might not be the magnificent display that I see elsewhere in the blogging world but they have brought a smile to my face when I’ve popped out for a breather this week. Overall, it seems there are a … Continue reading

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The continuing battle against the unwanted

With spring making its mark on the garden in unexpected ways (eg tulips popping up now!), I was curious to see what was going on right at the back. And the little trip up there bore fruit, so to speak. … Continue reading

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I must learn to say no!

When my neighbour gave me her gooseberry bush over the summer, I explained that I wouldn’t be able to plant it till winter. However, I knew that she wanted the tub it was in for winter bedding plants. So, even … Continue reading

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How to fill a Green Johanna

I had had high hopes of yesterday morning, originally intending to get quite a few jobs done in the garden. However, work has become a bit of a nightmare and I ended up pre-occupied with other matters than horticulture. I … Continue reading

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Harvesting begins

One minute the fennel seeds seemed not to be ripe, the next moment they were starting to fall off the plants. Now, I don’t want my garden to be full of nothing but fennel and I think a herbalist might … Continue reading

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A previously untouched corner

When I moved into my property in 2009, the back garden was awash with crocosmia. In most spots, I’ve managed to get them out but there are the occasional patches of resistance. One such is at the back of the … Continue reading

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The questions keep coming

After the continual rain this last weekend, I decided that getting the crocosmia that have regrown near my favourite rose bush out was an opportunity I couldn’t miss.    Unfortunately, there are a few which are growing very close to … Continue reading

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Perennials – wanted and unwanted

A few days ago, I thought about keeping the remaining outdoor chilli plant to see what happened. Well, between the wind and the rain and the cooler nighttime temperatures, it was starting to shrivel. So now I know! The good … Continue reading

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Ground clearance

After getting sidetracked on Friday, I was going to finish the job of clearing the ground for our bikes on Monday. But being a master of procrastination, late this afternoon I somehow found time to get out into the garden … Continue reading

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Giddy

After school today, my daughter wanted to go to the library to do some online homework, which meant I could use the library computers, too. Their firewall won’t let me use wordpress – goodness knows what it finds outside their … Continue reading

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