Tag Archives: Primula denticulata

Empathising with Mr McGregor

  I used to think that Mr McGregor in Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit was a rather nasty piece of work. He was certainly portrayed as the threatening bad guy and Ms Potter clearly wanted us to sympathise with Peter and … Continue reading

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Is strimming the herbaceous borders a deadly sin?

Don’t tell anybody, but I’ve been strimming the borders. With a petrol string trimmer. I know, quite embarrassing… Recognising that I’ve probably lost you to the RHS site by now and unlikely to recover any gardening credentials I kid myself … Continue reading

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Easter Greetings!

 After a week of almost nightly snowfalls, the garden has been slow to shed its white mantle, very different from late March last year when we enjoyed temperatures in the low 20’s C. Much of the garden is still snow-covered, … Continue reading

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In like a lamb and out like a lion, and that’s just the first week!

The battleship grey skies and cold temperatures have returned, with even a light covering of snow this morning, heralding (according to the long-range forecast) a rather more wintry March than we had last year. Still the Good Lady was able … Continue reading

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