IN THE WOODLAND GARDEN…

May 24, 2011

Last week, while carefully walking through what we call the “Woodland Garden”, I was so very pleased to see one of my rare Arisaemas poking up out of the woodland floor. It is one of the variegated-leaf types and it is getting bigger each year. This is its third year in my garden. It is […]

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ACROSS THE TERRACES…

May 24, 2011

Although the gardens this year are almost 4 weeks behind their normal blooming time, because of the cold spring, my Rhododendrons are now blooming very nicely. This large Rhodo, Van Ness Sensation, is the main focal point across the back terraces. In this first photo, above,  it is still in bud, and it is very lovely. […]

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FINALLY…A BIT OF COLOUR APPEARS

May 9, 2011

This is one of my first plants to show some pretty colour this cold, wet spring!! (Well, other than the amazing Hellebores, I should say…) We have been experiencing a most unusual weather pattern which means that our plants are at least 3 weeks behind, as far as blooming goes.This is a Sorbaria and it is a good container […]

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BLOOMING NOW

May 2, 2011

Even in winter we can have colour in the gardens if we plan to have a few of these favourites, below. These are my favourite Bergenias wearing their ‘winter garb’ and looking rather nice, I think. Some years, if the weather has been quite cold, I have seen them with almost completely red leaves, and […]

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FROSTY OUTLINES

April 26, 2011

Frosted Bergenia

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SPRING PLANTER – EARLY PRIMULAS

April 26, 2011

I must admit that my favourite colour combination in the spring would have to be the hot pinks, purples and limes of this arrangement, below. Early Primulas and Pansies

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AUTUMN COLOUR

April 26, 2011

Autumn in my Gardens

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SUMMER PLANTERS

April 25, 2011

This very large pot in the Woodland Garden adds to the atmosphere of serenity and quiet. The scale of it is good because many of the surrounding items are smaller. The colour also harmonizes well with other pots nearby. As we consider the plantings that support in the  adjacent area, we find that texture plays a very […]

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SOME HELLEBORES IN MY GARDENS – LATE WINTER

April 15, 2011

Walking through my gardens this March I found that many of my newer Hellebores had come through the winter quite well. This photo of the Japanese Lantern showcases my favourite Hellebore. It is not one of my newer ones, but is an absolute favourite as it was given to me by a friend in memory of a dear pet. […]

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LOOKING AHEAD TO SPRING…

January 22, 2011

  This particular beauty was starting to open at the end of January, and that can certainly lift one’s spirits at this time of year! It is one of my favourites…. HELLEBORUS ORIENTALIS -PICOTEE TYPE

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