Category Archives: Gardening

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Have just received a review from WordPress – almost worse than a school report…. must resolve to do a bit better in 2014!! Start tomorrow – Happy … Continue reading

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Morning Glories at Kings Cross

Saw these from the bus yesterday and went back to take a photo today – sadly the sun wasn’t shining but I’ve never seen so many flowers. Really fabulous – they always remind me of those flower paintings where there … Continue reading

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Islington Gardeners go on an Outing

A visit to a beautiful Essex Garden,Ulting Wick. Open for the National Garden Scheme.Look in the NGS Yellow Book 2014 for opening days and times.

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National Garden Scheme (NGS)

Have just committed to an opening in 2014 for the NGS – Wednesday 11 June 6 – 8.30pm £5.00 entry will include a glass of wine All proceeds to the very worthy charities supported by the NGS, so please put it … Continue reading

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Garden

   First is a plant grown from seed – saw it at Sissinghurst but plant I bought died in the winter, so for some crazy reason managed to get seed from California and one survived. First time it’s flowered. Then … Continue reading

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Parrot Tulips

The final bunch of  tulips – they were very long lasting and wonderfully flamboyant. Was hoping to paint them – made a start so perhaps something will happen eventually.

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Chelsea Flower Show

Lucky me – had a last minute invitation to go to the Chelsea Flower Show on Tuesday evening. The sun came out, not too crowded – just right. Lots of grasses and hazy blues/purples/pinks with sprinkling of white amongst grey … Continue reading

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Spring in the Garden

It is a bit chilly but the garden looks so fresh and green I don’t mind. The bird bath – saw a speckly thrush yesterday Greens are so beautiful Parrot tulips Rosa Banksia Lutea – named after Joseph Banks, he … Continue reading

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Tulips in Islington

Parrot tulips from the garden – had to rescue them from the March winds and April showers that we are getting in May.

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Bury St Edmunds & Saffron Walden

A couple of days out to Suffolk/Essex in the sunshine. Visited Ickworth, near Bury St Edmunds, where the time by the church clock was nearly ten to three, but too hot for tea although there was honey.  

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