Why is the beautiful Taraxacum so despised?

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My garden has a wonderful collection of the Taraxacum flower. I think they are really beautiful. The bright yellow flowers brighten the garden on even the dullest day. And the seed head must be one of the finest in the world. So why is the dandelion so loathed and the number one contender for eradication…… Continue reading Why is the beautiful Taraxacum so despised?

Is my camellia going to flower after all?

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Last year my potted camellia was swathed in fleece to protect it from the winter frosts.‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’. I erred on the side of caution and didn’t remove the fleece until May 1st. It may be May Day for you but it’s Camellia Day for me! If you read Camellia Day…… Continue reading Is my camellia going to flower after all?

Camellia Day update

Back in May, just five days before my health problems commenced, I promised an update after unwrapping my potted camellia from its winter fleece. Now I’ve returned to 3sixtyfiveblog, here’s the update! Absolutely disappointing. Not a single further bloom appeared. I downloaded the photo on this post from Pixabay but my own plant was virtually…… Continue reading Camellia Day update

It may be May Day for you but it’s Camellia Day for me!

It’s May Day: the day the fleece comes off my potted camellia. I’ve been hanging on and waiting for any last vestiges of Spring frosts to disappear before risking the fleece’s removal. I concede that my arrangement of the fleece is a little bizarre. It took two packets of clothes pegs and half a ball…… Continue reading It may be May Day for you but it’s Camellia Day for me!

Two plants for a cheap and easy splash of summer colour.

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I found a couple of half-used packets of seeds in the garage yesterday. And there was a nice empty space in one of the large containers at the side of the house. So, I just shoved the seeds in, gave them a dash of water and now I’ll sit back and wait for a splash…… Continue reading Two plants for a cheap and easy splash of summer colour.

4 easy-to-grow garden flowers that didn’t cost a penny!

On Saturday, I cut the grass for the first time this year. I wouldn’t go so far as to call our grass a lawn as it’s full of moss and and other assorted plant life. It’s just a patch of cut grass for the garden chairs when the weather is warm enough for sitting out…… Continue reading 4 easy-to-grow garden flowers that didn’t cost a penny!