Tag Archives: trees and shrubs

Simply Beautiful – 11 – Orange Leaves

Spring is the time for brightly coloured unfurling leaves on trees and shrubs. Most are green – sparkling fresh green – but occasionally the colours of new leaves makes the gardener stop in his tracks and take a second look … Continue reading

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The Place for Plants – East Bergholt Place Gardens

As we move towards the end of February it seems a good time to share with you a visit we made to a beautiful garden in the summer. The gardens at East Bergholt Place, otherwise known as “The Place for … Continue reading

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Developing 3 spaces in our garden – part 3

The second new area we were able to develop this winter was a very small border created when we rationalised our sheds. The bed was originally used for a selection of mints which we used for cooking so the soil … Continue reading

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My Garden Journal in December

Welcome to the final monthly look inside my Garden Journal 2016, when we see what I entered in it during the month of December. Then it will be time to close the 2017 Garden Journal for now, but we share … 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 – Autumnal Super Sky!

Sometimes something happens that will remain with you for ever, a fleeting moment when Mother Nature shouts out, “Hey! Look at me! Check this out!”. She puts on a great show which disappears as quickly and silently as it appeared … Continue reading

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Crazy but Beautiful

There are certain plants that are full of interest most of the year but they usually have powerful peaks. Such a plant is Clerodendrum  trichotoma var fargesii, which we grow in our spring border. It is one of those plants … Continue reading

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