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Spiny surprises

There are lots of lovely eryngiums for gardeners: this is my favourite.  Positively dangerously spiny, this marvellous assemblage of bleached-out looking bracts make a serious garden statement.  Biennial, self-sowing if you don’t get around to it, it offered me a … Continue reading


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All yellows at peril

And, such are the surprises of gardening, much else too.  Hemerocallis ‘Hyperion’, wrecked.  The lovely mahogany-backed H. ‘Corky’, wrecked.  The courgette flowers I’d promised myself for supper, battered, fried, impossible: wrecked.  The brazen flowers of Ligularia dentata, not that I … Continue reading

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