Category Archives: Spring Show

Brinkmanship!

It is all about Brinksmanship, how close to the edge can we go without the blooms going over.  Just to mix the metaphors, Am I sailing too close to the wind? The pot of Hyacinths ( Delft Blue ) and … Continue reading

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Cloudy Day on Allotment

A cloudy day and the promised rain didn’t arrive so we made good progress. We had the last bonfire of the winter to clear away all the prunings etc and the ash was spread around the fruit bushes. A further … Continue reading

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A weekend update from George

Saw my first Peacock Butterfly of the season today (Saturday)  basking in the bright sunshine.  A day of wall to wall sunshine with just a hint of frost in the morning. Another first for the season was the opening of … Continue reading

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March seems a long month to George.

Gosh March is a long Month and we still we have two weeks to go until the show. I have lots of bulbs, “all dressed up and nowhere to go” and just hope that they will hold up well for … Continue reading

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Joppa missed the worst of the snow.

We missed the worst of the snow here in sunny Joppa. Just as well because it would have been the last straw in this difficult season, I just need a plague of frogs or boils to complete the set!! The … Continue reading

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A surfeit of riches – but not yet please!

I have a surfeit of riches, lots of bulbs in full flower. It has been a funny season. By this time in past years I would have been taking pots into the house to push them on but this year … Continue reading

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It is a bit like musical chairs

Another wet and windy day so many of the pots from outside have been put in the glasshouse just to be on the safe side.           And the Hyacinths are in a shaded spot.     … Continue reading

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