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Shades of Nigella

Not the cook, but the lovely 'cottagey plant' Nigella damascena, otherwise called...

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11 Jun, 2011
Shirley_tulip

Grubbing around in the garden ... Part One

*That's what OH always says I'm doing when somebody rings me while I'm gardening...

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8 Jun, 2011
Shirley_tulip

A few Dianthus (Pinks) in the garden today

I love these old-fashioned, cottagey flowers, both for their looks and their wonderful...

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4 Jun, 2011
Shirley_tulip

Visit to Dottydaisy's NGS Open Garden Day

The sky was grey, but the wind had died down a lot since the day before and it was...

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30 May, 2011
Shirley_tulip

There's Greenfly & Blackfly, but now Brownfly???

I looked at the blooms on my Rose 'Golden Showers' earlier on this evening and thought...

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17 May, 2011
Shirley_tulip

The Collector Earl's Garden, Arundel, West Sussex

We live a short drive away from Arundel, yet up until a few weeks ago, had never...

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14 May, 2011
Shirley_tulip

The changing face of Arthur . . .

I put a photo of the climbing rose 'Arthur Bell' on here four days ago and this is...

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10 May, 2011
Shirley_tulip

Docton Mill Gardens in North Devon

We visited these beautiful gardens during our short break a couple of weeks ago,...

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20 Apr, 2011
Shirley_tulip

My successful auction bid

While we were in Cornwall & Devon last week, we had one rainy morning and decided...

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11 Apr, 2011
Shirley_tulip

Boscastle, Cornwall, almost 7 years after the flood.

We have just spent a few days in North Devon & Cornwall and one of the places...

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9 Apr, 2011
Shirley_tulip

Cat bed of a different kind ....

Nepeta, or Catmint, has started to burst forth again as Megan discovered today ......

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21 Mar, 2011
Shirley_tulip

Highdown Gardens ... almost a year on.

At the end of May last year, we spent a couple of hours doing that very slow walk...

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11 Mar, 2011
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