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Racing into May

We’re positively zipping through spring, the candles on the Horse Chestnut trees are well lit and the Hawthorn blossom is coming out. The first rose is out, David Austin’s Mary Rose. The irises are all putting on pregnant bulges, I … Continue reading

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We’re on the spring roll

Mid April and most of the tulips are already open. The golden globes of Tulipa sylvestris were pipped to the post by a lone T kaufmanniana in March, but only just. The daffodils are mostly gone over now. Plum blossom … Continue reading

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My autumnal predictions were too early

But now the cold has come in again, plants such as the species impatiens that looked OK a few weeks ago are ragged and forlorn. The exuberant bed in Thornbury was lit up by a final hurrah of nerines amongst … Continue reading

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