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Fluff

Fluff

Like many other anemones, the beautiful ivory flowers of  Anemone magellanica that shone in May and June soon transformed into characteristic round seed-heads.

RHS Seed Scheme

RHS Seed Scheme

One of the myriad benefits of RHS membership is the annual opportunity to select seeds harvested from the four main RHS gardens, which I took advantage of last year for the first time.

Tulipa Sprengeri

Tulipa Sprengeri

On a whim last October, I ordered seeds of Tulipa sprengeri; seduced by images of this scarlet species tulip, which is said to naturalise and self-seed well, although bulbs are not commonly available.

Stirrings

Stirrings

Another weekend of enthusiastic sunshine coaxed some of the daffodils in the back garden into flower, joining the chorus lines out the front.

The Deep Midwinter

The Deep Midwinter

The winter solstice takes us out to the darkest, furthest reaches from the sun before we spin gratefully towards the light once more.

Autumn Sowing: Echinops

Autumn Sowing: Echinops

Last week, I sowed a packet of Echinops Ruthenicus ( Echinops ritro ssp. ruthenicus ‘Globe Thistle’ ) into modules in an unheated propagator and placed it on a south-facing windowsill.

Making Seed Packets

Making Seed Packets

This weekend we were working mostly inside the house. I wasn’t in the garden much, besides half an hour or so chopping kindling for the fire in the icy rain, which nevertheless melted away the last of our snow. Obviously I have made a mistake in allowing my phenomenal axe-handling skills to be witnessed by … Continue reading