Author Archives: Susan

Snowdrops and crocus are lighting up winter

Suddenly things are moving fast,  especially with the  bright sunny days we’ve enjoyed recently.  The twiggy branch ends of the dark leaved ornamental plum outside my bedroom window have been thickening up with dark pink buds clustering  along their sides, … Continue reading

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Dark MoFo time, frosty time

First, and most exciting, things first,  the latest addition to the family, meet young Thomas Now back to the garden — cold mornings with a  pink suffused mountain, autumn leaves now scattered underfoot, looking wonderful lighting up the ground,  but … Continue reading

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Its dark early now

It happens every year, without fail, I should be used to it after all these years, but I still get a shock at how quickly the nights lengthen after autumn dances in — the effect being greatly exacerbated by the return … Continue reading

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End of Summer – its all over now

A mini spree of warm days and gentle Greek evenings carried us through the last days of summer and well into the first month of autumn, those lovely evenings are closing in by minutes each day and now April is … Continue reading

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Days shortening, autumn approaching

The current bling in the garden is Lilium henryi flowering its socks off. I’ve grown the elegant creamy version, originally purchased from Glenbrook, for years and it’s never failed to impress, elegant turkscaps drifting above the prickly Austen rose ‘The … Continue reading

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2017 two weeks old, and it’s still wet

However did Christmas and the new  year whip by so fast,  I’m not ready to leave 2016 It has rained consistently for several days over the New year, on and off, mizzle, showers, then, just in case we were napping, … Continue reading

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Gardening alone, December 1

November has passed and the first couple of hot windy days have made the massive abundance of spring floweriness  shatter and fly,  nigella and opium poppies are holding more fattening pods aloft than flowers and the roses already need deadheading. … Continue reading

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