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I used to be a fuchsia!

I love fuchsia, so it’s been a tussle to persuade myself that the one by the front door had to go. However, it was getting big and, being deciduous, not the most inspiring plant in winter. In its place is … Continue reading

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Borage is back

Last year, I sowed borage seeds in the front garden to fill a space – a large space. The borage, with self-seeded phacelia, then took over and smothered quite a few other plants. Thankfully, they survived and have grown more … Continue reading

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Upon moving the Elijah Blue

It’s been a long time since I have spontaneously gone into the garden and then ended up on a roll. Blame it on my ornamental grass, Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’, if you will! The grass lived in the forest garden … Continue reading

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Front garden taking on its new shape

I had a dream last night in which neighbouring children told me chard was not suitable for the front garden. Well, I’m not sure about that and, indeed, I might grow more there this year. However, since noticing the other … Continue reading

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The primroses are out!

Last week in Bruges, I noted that primroses were in bloom. Perhaps it is therefore fitting that the flowers I saw in the back garden today were the same colour as the ones in Belgium.   I also noticed some … Continue reading

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Over the sea and back again

On Monday, we went on a trip across the North Sea to the town of Brugge (Bruges) in Belgium. One of my colleagues had found a two-for-one deal with P&O ferries so this was the opportunity for my daughter to … Continue reading

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