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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The Garden Jungle; how we can all help save our insects, by Dave Goulson — Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group

Perhaps you are old enough to remember the days of summer driving excursions and the need to clean the windscreen of smooshed insects? Not something we have to stop to do on a long drive anymore. Professor Dave Goulson takes this piece of evidence to demonstrate the severity of the decline in insects in the […]

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Goodmooning! — Through Open Lens

F/7.1, 1/200, ISO 640. Garden Gnome One time a man was driving on the road when he got stopped by a gnome with red clothes. The gnome said” I’m a red gnome and I want a strawberry”. The man gave him a strawberry and went on his business. Later he got stopped by a gnome […]

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Ready, Set, Adapt! Climate Change is Coming to a Garden Near You — Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

In 2018, local gardeners contacted the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia Help Desk, Plant Clinics and Demonstration Gardens with hundreds of weather-related plant questions. Are these signs of climate change? Probably.

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Monday walk…the green fairy garden — This, that and the other thing

While in or near Fougerolles, we kept seeing signs for le jardin de la fée verte (the garden of the green fairy). Hmmm, didn’t really sound like our style. However, having almost missed several other wonderful places because we thought they might be a bit twee, we finally decide to stop at Distillerie Paul Devoille […]

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The late hellebores are only slightly tardy — Ramblin’ through Dave’s Garden

However he is tempted, the gardener should never claim “there’s never been a winter like this one”. Every one is unique, with highs and lows and perhaps wild swings from the average, but there’s something unusual and much that is typical in every season. The one that is now thankfully past was very typical, with […]

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Problem Guide For Southwest Gardens — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

A noticeable, fine web may be present on your Palo Verde trees (Parkinsonia spp.) and even from time to time on the Whitethorn Acacia (Vachellia constricta syn. Acacia constricta). This “webbing” is produced by the Palo Verde webworms often called Palo Verde webbers. The webworm is a small caterpillar that feeds on the leaves and occasionally the bark […]

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How deep is the snow Agnes?

img_20190128_151801Agnes the garden gargoyle is looking rather miffed with the snow building up around her.  I think she’s giving me the stink eye each time I look at her in her winter garb, undoubtedly trying to tell me that she’s more a fan of daylilies and peonies than snow.  Poor girl’s  going to be perturbed for several more weeks I’m afraid.