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Beauties of Spring

Beauties of Spring

| February 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

Spring is a time when there are so many plants bursting into growth and flower that sometimes it’s hard to see the wood for the trees, or in our case the plants for the flowers. So this month I thought it might be appropriate to consider some of the smaller and less obtrusive spring plants […]

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Witch hazels for winter colour

Witch hazels for winter colour

| October 14, 2010 | 2 Comments

There’s no denying that winter can be a drab time in the garden and that deciduous shrubs and trees can be rather dull at this time of year, but that’s no reason to write them off entirely, as so many gardeners seem wont to do. Not only do deciduous shrubs and trees have interesting branch […]

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The Crape Myrtle

The Crape Myrtle

| April 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

Crape Myrtles are a popular choice for gardeners because of their low maintenance, beautiful colors and extremely long bloom season, lasting nearly three and a half months. Crape Myrtles are most popular in the south, gaining the nickname the lilac of the south, but are enjoyed by gardeners across the country. Their scientific term, Lagerstroemia, […]

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Buttercups and Bonsai…

Buttercups and Bonsai…

| May 23, 2009 | 4 Comments

I had an early morning walk this morning (9am is early to me) and noticed that this year must be the year of the Buttercup. Every year I watch the cycle of the weed invasion on the percolation area. Last year it was the Thistle and the nitrogen fixing Gorse the year before that.

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