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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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    Galanthus nivalis | snowdrop

    Posted on February 22, 2014 by in Wildflowers

    This wild flower heralds the coming of Spring The tricky thing about snowdrops for someone like me who is not a botanist, is distinguishing between native wildflowers and garden escapees. These extremely delicate examples of Galanthus were found a long way from any gardens, growing in rough grass about 5m from a road. The stems […]

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    Viola odorata | Sweet violet

    Posted on February 22, 2014 by in Wildflowers

    Viola flowers are a sweet Spring treat This lovely little flower face has a beautifully sweet fragrance and is blessedly common here in Sussex. They are often seen on grassy banks, but this one was photographed in flat rough grass by the side of the road. I love to crystallize and eat cultivated violets, which […]

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    A walk near Belle Tout lighthouse

    Posted on February 22, 2014 by in Walks

    Two flowers spotted on a February walk along the Seven Sisters Belle Tout lighthouse is on the South coast of Sussex, just West of Eastbourne. As it was one of the first sunny days of the year, Mike and I decided to take the kids for a walk. We parked at Birling Gap and walked […]

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    Silene vulgaris | bladder campion

    Posted on February 16, 2014 by in Wildflowers

    White balloon-like wildflowers Spotted in an open patch of long grass next to the footpath, this white flower has a bulbous calyx and flowers which are about 2cm across. The leaves are apparently prized as a vegetable in Spain.  

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    Veronica Chamaedrys | Speedwell

    Posted on February 16, 2014 by in Wildflowers

    I love the tiny blue flowers of speedwell Each short-lived flower is about 1cm across and sky blue in colour, with a few flowers per spike. There is a white centre, and it has prominent stamens. The flowers are so eyecatching among the fresh green grass. In the language of flowers it is associated with […]

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    Sunny Seaford by the Sea

    Posted on February 16, 2014 by in Environment

    Britain has been beset by storms for what seems like weeks, and today was the first sunny day in a while. We live on the South Coast, and the world and his wife seemed to be on our local seafront today to catch some rays and assess the damage. The steps and breakwaters were covered […]

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    Wednesday Walks

    Posted on February 16, 2014 by in Walks

    Mike and I live in a spectacular spot and are aware that we don’t get enough exercise, hence Wednesday Walks! Last week, we were reluctant to go too far afield, because the weather was horrendous. Having just had a delivery from Riverford the day before including our favourite homity pies, we decided to take them […]

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    Mike’s lamb tagine recipe

    Posted on February 16, 2014 by in Cookery and baking

    Here is how Mike made the Moroccan lamb tagine He cooked it for our Foody Friday Valentine lunch, and it went down very well! I bought Mike’s tagine as a birthday present, so I was pleased to see him using it. Ingredients Serves 4 125g dried apricots 500g diced lamb 4 tsp Moroccan Ras-El-Harout spice […]

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