Category Archives: Gardening

My garden is not the tidiest ever, but I enjoy gardening.

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    Jolly Jonquils: Daffodils from Walter Crane

    Posted on March 23, 2014 by in Art, Gardening

    I love Walter Crane’s humorous botanical illustrations And a whole batch of his flowers have now been released into the public domain via Flickr. A selection of dizzy daffodils Daffodils don’t really come under the literal Photographing Wildflowers remit, as the only ones to be seen around here are either cultivated, or garden escapees. But […]

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    Composting for the birds

    Posted on March 16, 2014 by in Gardening, Nature

    I’m quite proud of our compost bins! We have two bins made out of old pallets from work, each about a cubic metre in size. As well as garden waste and vegetable peelings, I also compost any dried flower sweepings from my shop, so it can sometimes be rather pretty with rose petals and dried […]

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    Auriculas in the blood

    Posted on March 7, 2014 by in Gardening

    Contrary to the impression possibly given by the title, I’m not particularly into auriculas! I did enjoy viewing this auricula theatre at Courson flower show near Paris last year with my friend Mercy. But personally, I prefer the more natural primulas, such as wild primroses, cowslips or oxslips. But it turns out I have a […]

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    Early Spring gardening

    Posted on March 2, 2014 by in Gardening

    My garden in March I love to get out into the garden whenever the sun is shining, but I must admit I am rather a fair weather friend to my plants. It’s rare to see me gardening before the clocks change – I’m just not hardy enough! Photographing my garden flowers Even when the weather […]

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