Author Archives: Susan

Away

Away from my own garden for a few weeks I’m satisfying my need for a regular plant fix by observing everything growing around me and passing comments that bore my non-plantaholic companions silly.  Late afternoon each day we take a … Continue reading

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Green and cream,  with a dash of red

Three days ago I was sitting watching and listening to the steady trumble of the rain,  looking out at a white shroud instead of a mountain, thinking, drat, it’s midday and I have 20,000 things to do in the garden … Continue reading

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Tiny treasures of winter

Blossom still shining white against blue sky and falling confetti like all over the steps,  it seems to have been flowering for ages, the mahogany of the first baby leaves are  only now beginning to break through the mass of … Continue reading

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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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