Delphinium Peacock — Susan Rushton

Not a title I was expecting to write, but I had to share this snippet from one of the nurseries taking part in the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. This peacock was (metaphorically) strutting its stuff as part of the silver-gilt winning display of elatum delphiniums by Home Farm Plants of Covington.

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Say No to the Mow in May — Appleton Wildlife Diary by Alex White

As I’m writing this blog, with the windows open, I can hear lawn mowers up and down the street cutting away. We have decided to join ‘Say No to the Mow‘ during May, although we haven’t actually cut the lawn this year. I’ve already noticed a few differences in the garden. I hadn’t seen a […]

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Ten May Blooms or Thereabouts — Rambling in the Garden

Chloris and her Blooming Garden encourage us to share our top ten blooms every month and May brings a dilemma – with burgeoning blooms, how do we limit our choice to ten? As usual, I haven’t counted but have chosen my stand-out blooms and guess there will be ten or thereabouts – thank you Chloris […]

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Lilac memories… — The Wallace Adventure!

I had decided last week that the F.O.A.M. (flowers on a Monday) for this week would be lilacs. They are just coming into full bloom in my part of the world and their scent fills the neighborhood. I never actually realized how prevalent lilac bushes are in my neighborhood; when you’re actively looking for them […]

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it could be — a north east ohio garden

there should be daylily pictures. instead there are pictures of un-daffs and other spring events. pictures of the un-daffs jumped and dumped into the compost pile. creeping phlox, fresh growth on the rose, dandelions, little bees, and columbine. could it be that i am a guest on the mothership talking to cats. and this imposter […]

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Blues and Oranges — The Lantern Room

These colours together in the garden are quite strong and really catch the eye. I originally aimed for cool colours in this bedding plot: whites and blues with a hint of light pink in the meadow rue, but the yellow and orange poppies have migrated here from another part of the garden and I’m very […]

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A Celebration Of Peonies — Susan Rushton

If I was forced to name my favourite flower, there’s a good chance it might be the peony. I love to see the red fronds of the herbaceous type pushing through the soil back to back together in their unearthly fashion around this time of year, full of promise for the season to come. And […]

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