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My Garden Journal 2017 – October

We can now look at what I wrote about, photographed and painted during October in my Garden Journal. On the first page of my October Garden Journal I proposed a “fifth season” for us gardeners, a special one just for … Continue reading

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Bodnant Garden – a magical place in North Wales

For my last post of 2016 I thought I would share a visit we made to one of our favourite gardens, Bodnant Gardens in North Wales. A great way to celebrate our garden visiting exploits in 2016 and to look … Continue reading

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Simply Beautiful 8 – Tetrapanax leaves

Tetrapanax papyfera Rex is a wonderful albeit rather tender foliage plant with large exotic looking leaves. In winter the leaves darken before falling and look simply beautiful.

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Simply Beautiful – 5 – purple and gold

We enjoy growing Hostas in all shapes, sizes and colours many in the garden and almost as many in pots. We simply love them! We often reach the time when we think we have room for no new ones. Until! … Continue reading

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Simply Beautiful – 4 – ugly name beautiful flower

Late in the year little surprises appear in the garden to stop you in your tracks. These are often out of season flowerings but beauty can also be found in the way plants gracefully fade away at the year’s end. … Continue reading

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The Dorothy Clive Garden in November

Our November visit to see the changing faces of this lovely Shropshire/Staffordshire border garden saw us arriving in sunshine but we were to be treated to a magnificent sky later in the day. The grass below our feet was wet … Continue reading

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Arboreta in Autumn – part 1- Bluebell Arboretum

The highlight of every autumn season has to be visiting various arboreta of which there are many within a day’s drive. Our first visit this year was to Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery situated in Derbyshire near the town with the … Continue reading

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