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Magnificent Magnolia…

Well, one of the magnolias is in fine fettle while the other (smaller) one is lagging behind in the flowering department. There’s also still some miniature daffodils along with some rather ragged looking yellow primulas and 3 pink hyacinths. It’s good to finally see some flowers in the garden. The wild cherry has begun to …

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Freezing February…

Blimey, it’s cold! My Small Suburban Garden never looks great at this time of year, but this year it seems to be suffering particularly badly. The jasmine remains determined to bud no matter how low the temperatures go but there’s not much else willing to brave the chill. A few crocuses are beginning to poke …

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Wot, No Snow…?

With half the country under a white blanket of the cold stuff, my small suburban garden remains unaffected. The sub-zero temperatures have managed to kill off the begonias but I’m not at all bothered. I did toy with the idea of digging them up and over-wintering them again but to be honest they’re 80% leaf …

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Wot No Snow…!

It’s 20th December and despite the doom and gloom predicted by the forecasters it’s remarkably sunny outdoors today. Of course, it’s far from sun-bathing weather but nonetheless it’s actually jolly nice. I have a few hardy geraniums still hanging on in there, and the buddleia (as ever) seem to think it’s springtime, along with a …

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Autumn Sunshine…

After several decidedly damp days it was a treat to be outdoors in the sunshine today – long may it last! Blue skies and a bit of warmth on your face can do wonders to lift the spirits at this time of year. The buddlias had been past their ‘best before’ dates for some time, …

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After The Rains…

Yesterday was a total washout. Not only did the temperature drop dramatically but it poured for hours and hours. There were also strong winds, so when I stepped, with some trepidation, into my small suburban garden this morning I wasn’t entirely sure what I might find. Thankfully, the fence remains upright and plant damage appears …

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Winter Draws On…

An unseasonally sunny day saw me heading off into my small suburban garden to survey the scene after the recent miserable cold, wet weather. Predictably, soggy leaves littered the ground and apart from the few remaining geraniums there was precious little colour about. However, I did spy one small yellow polyanthus poking it’s head out …

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Chive Talking…

Well, these past few days have certainly helped fill up the water butt! I’m rather grateful I haven’t suffered the severe flooding that some parts of the country have been experiencing, however, my small suburban garden is now looking very soggy indeed. The heavy downpours have saturated the soil and knocked leaves and flowers onto …

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Long May It Last…

I continue to be impressed by this amazing weather! Here we are, only three weeks since we were stuffing turkey down our throats, and my small suburban garden has jasmine flowers on display with ladybirds merrily sun-bathing on it’s leaves! I also have pink, red and white geraniums in bud (and in flower), the buddleia …

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Global Warming?!

Whatever it is that’s giving us this fantastic weather right now, long may it last!! Bizarrely, the honeysuckle is out, the forsythia’s in bud and there’s a definite spring-like look to my small suburban garden …..and it’s almost November! While I’m sweeping up autumn leaves, I can feel the sunshine on my back and the …

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September Sunshine…

When the nights are drawing in fast, and there’s a distinct nip in the air, occasionally you’ll get a day like today with glorious sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. Despite the fact that the lobelias look like they’ve seen better days, and there’s no ignoring the forsythia leaves dropping to the ground, …

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The thaw…

As I intend to blog about my small suburban garden throughout the year, I felt that as part of the preparation I should actually take a peek out of the lounge window to see what the recent thaw has exposed. Prior to the rather unwelcome snow, my garden had been neatly swept of all leaves …

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