Author Archives: Bill S

Autumn is here

Where did the Summer go? August just flew by sadly I was unable to write up my blog this month. We had hardly any rain in August and the garden suffered somewhat. The most disappointing were my roses which produced … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, Monday July 15th, 2013

The early part of July has given us some glorious summer days here in the south west. As a result we have plenty of blooms in our garden at present. Our roses and delphiniums have been putting on a wonderful show … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – The Golden Hour

Leaving Madeira at sunset, my favourite time of day.  The photograph made easier by standing on the deck of a very large cruise liner.

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A bit more like summer

Temperatures just tipping 20°C in my part of the world and night time temperatures are around the 16’s what a difference this has made to the growth of my plants and a welcome return to warmer days. A celebration of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – The World Through Your Eyes

My idea was to use shadows to guide the eye to the back of the pergola where there is a window which overlooks the main garden.  The photograph was taken at Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset, UK.

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – June 15th 2013

For me, June is the month when the garden begins to reward me for my efforts with feeding, pruning , mulching and the like. A selection of my June blooms; Deciduous Azalea ‘Golden Sunset’ (Knapp Hill Hybrid) Syringa ‘Madame LeMoine’ … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

The City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain, curves in abundance here!

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Ne’er cast a clout……

…..till May be out. It’s certainly out now, and what a wonderful display we have had in Somerset this year.  Temperatures are rising nicely for the first month of summer however the easterly winds are keeping the temperature a little on … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day Wednesday May, 15th 2013

The last month of spring provides us with an abundance of colour. Apple blossom from ‘Belle de Boskoop’ a culinary variety which if left on the tree until late December will provide a dessert apple. Dicentra spectabilis ‘alba’, Dutchman’s breeches … Continue reading

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May….the month of blossoms

Here we are on the ninth of the month and not a word written yet! May a busy month for most of us, a month when temperatures are on the rise and threats of frost are ever present, seedlings are … Continue reading

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