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Two terrible storms hit the UK during February, both named storms – Storm Ciara and Dennis. We are always in the line of such storms and get battered by gale force winds and heavy precipitation, rain, hail, sleet and snow and both our house and our garden suffered badly. Our roof lost part of the […]

via After the Storms – Ciara and Dennis — greenbenchramblings

How to grow blueberries from cuttingsConsidered by many to be a bonafide super-food, blueberries have become increasing popular over the years in both the supermarkets and allotments. There are a number of excellent varieties to choose from, however much of the fruit bought today is imported from across the globe as far away as Poland…

via HOW TO GROW BLUEBERRIES FROM CUTTINGS — The Garden of Eaden

I visited the beautiful 15-acre Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida, last month. The Living Museum was tricked out like an Easter egg hunt. There were eggs, for sure, and other oft-repeated motifs from Salvador Dali’s paintings. The conservatory and gardens were overrun with eggs, lips, eyes, pianos, butterflies and mustaches. Orchids, bromeliads,…

via Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind — GardenRant

Midwinter Fire..in Spring

Plants poisonous to dogs and catsWhether it’s lilies on a dining room table or a monstera in the living room, plants can add a bright abundance to any space. However, they can also be harmful to dogs and cats. Nearly half (40%) of dog owners say their dog has had a negative reaction from eating…

via PLANT POISONOUS TO DOGS AND CATS — The Garden of Eaden

Land of Iron Volunteer, Adrian Glasser, has been applying his mind to calculating the potential velocity on Ingleby Incline. If you like equations or just want to see photographs of what happened to the runaway wagons – have a look at Adrian’s blog post. He has a way of explaining concepts that takes a lay […]

via Crash, bang, wallop — The official blog for the North York Moors National Park

Liatris, Lobelia, Pycnanthemum living happily with Perovskia at The Art Institute in Chicago.Guest Rant by Roy Diblik Every planting situation creates diverse opportunities – not just for how it can be planted, but for how each of us can share our thoughts about it with each other. Whether it is a prairie, an urban vegetable…

via Good Plant, Bad Plant, Native and Non-Native. Is it That Simple? — GardenRant

Old School, Spring Sun

Old School Garden this afternoon..place of peace in trying times..hope you are all well and coping with the constraints!

So before I write about spring cleanup in the garden, which is going pretty well, I have to touch on an unpleasant subject. Namely, my failure to protect all my woody plants from girdling.

via That Gnawing Feeling — gardeninacity

empty streets stores shuttered nowhere to go *** Photo: Xian, China, c.b.w. 2005 Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2020

via Nowhere — C.B. Wentworth

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