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Wisterias are wonderful plants, but once established they do have imperialistic tendencies, wreathing and twining their way to cover walls, reach for roofs and wind through windows, so generally it is not considered a suitable plant for small spaces. However, on my recent visit to the Hillier Garden I saw a new technique they are…

via Wisterias for Small Spaces — The Enduring Gardener


We have visited the Piet Oudolf gardens at the Hauser and Wirth Galleries in Bruton, Somerset twice already. We wanted to visit once more to see how these amazing new perennial style gardens had matured. We had to pass between the gallery buildings to reach the gardens but were drawn to these gently planted containers […]

via Hauser and Wirth – a return to Piet Oudolf’s gallery garden — greenbenchramblings

Originally posted on Purplerays: ? ? “And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” ~ William Shakespeare ? ? ? ? ? ~ Image, Fairy Glen Gorge, River Conwy, Wales by Craig McCormick Text & image source: ॐ Simplicity,…

via Sunday reflection . . . . And this, our life, — The English Professor at Large

I’ve noticed that the colors of Autumn have varied greatly near me this year, with some areas well past peak color and others approaching it. I found one area this weekend that offered a nice display. Photos Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

via Autumn Color — Photo Nature Blog

Yesterday I potted up 160 Tulip bulbs in 8 containers. This is 2/3 of the total, so not too bad. There’s 80 Tulips and 4 containers left to go.

via Time Again To Pot Up The Tulips — gardeninacity

Three men sat in the corner of the public house. They didn’t say much, they were waiting. The other people around them were still talking about the hanging seven days earlier. The executed man had struggled for a long time when he dropped, the crowd had gone quiet by the time he went still. Most […]

via Hand of Glory — The official blog for the North York Moors National Park

Having written and read endlessly about depression and anxiety it seems to me that depending on where we are on the spectrum of this disease, we all follow pretty much the same routines. However what I’ve noticed is that the higher we are on said spectrum the less we are able to do, thereby […]

via What do you do to Combat Depression and/or Anxiety? — How I Killed Betty!

There comes a point with every garden where it starts getting difficult to figure out where to put all the plants that you (meaning, in this case, I) must have. It’s kind of like the irresistible mass meets the inflexible property line.

via Where The Bulbs Are — gardeninacity

By Wayne Kett In the year 1818 parents wishing to ensure their children grew into virtuous adults and free from vice, were given a new tool, in the form of a board game. To give it, its full name: The New Game of Virtue Rewarded and Vice Punished, For the Amusement of Youth of Both […]

via The New Game of Virtue Rewarded and Vice Punished — Shine A Light

“Species population declines are especially pronounced in the tropics, with South and Central America suffering the most dramatic decline, an 89 percent loss compared to 1970,” reads the report. “Freshwater species numbers have also declined dramatically, with the Freshwater Index showing an 83% decline since 1970.”

via Humanity’s Mass Extinction of Wildlife Continues — GarryRogers Nature Conservation

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