Tulip fever

It’s tulip flowering time and oh gosh, do I particularly have tulip fever this year. I only have a few cultivars in my front and back gardens, but they are looking fabulous and I’m feeling that maybe I need some …

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In memoriam: J-P Stacey

It’s hard to find the words. They have been stuck inside me for weeks. But I need to say it, to write it down. One of the dearest people in the world to me, has died. J-P Stacey was one …

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On the move – new opportunities

The garden in mid-winter It’s been a little quiet here when it comes to blogging about the garden recently. That’s because changes are afoot and I’ve wanted to wait until things were confirmed before writing about them. Well, I can …

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Photo essay: Peak District, no. whatever*

*lost count, but who cares, it’s the Peak District. Beyond High Bradfield Looking toward Lower Bradfield and Loxley Towards Strines Moor Castleton towards Winnats Pass Winnats Pass (from inside the car) Winnats Pass (from inside the car) Winnats Pass, back …

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Pumpkin Pi

 I have achieved Pumpkin Pi. This pumpkin weighs in at 3.14 kilos. Pumpkin Pi. The variety is Galeuse d’Eysines from Real Seeds. It’s slowly developing the funny warts that this variety develops in storage. I have big plans for my Pumpkin …

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Pictorial meadows at Manor Oaks Farm

Sheffield has gained a reputation for it’s development of pictorial meadow mixes, using both annuals and perennials. We live not far from Manor Oaks Farm where many of the types of meadows are on display. Below are a few photos …

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End of month view: June 2015

A day late, but you know, it’s been HOT! The ‘flaming June’ that Jessica over at Rusty Duck Blog told me would be coming finally got there, just… It is great to have warm weather after all that cold, so I’m …

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