Category Archives: Just potted

Sweet Peas – ‘so very pretty, so very, very fragrant’

January, straight after Christmas, when the gales are gathering and the fireside beckons, that is the traditional time for snuggling up with the new year’s seed and nursery catalogues, daydreaming glorious growings for the year ahead. In my case this … Continue reading

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Meadows for gardens

  Now is probably the best time of year to go out looking for wildflower meadows – although you are as likely to find them in a garden or managed landscape as in the open countryside. By the year 2000 … Continue reading

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Just potted: Sweet things

More of my obsession with Spring’s sweet whites. Two beautiful plants for the wilder/more natural areas of the garden, both with species name ‘odorata/um’ from the latin for perfumed or fragrant: Sweet woodruff, Galium odoratum : Tiny white flowers hover above … Continue reading

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Just potted: Glooming in the gloaming

I get obsessive about white flowers in Spring. Last year I posted on Wild Whites, revelling in the rush of white flowers that seem to gallop across our country side between March and May. This year I’ve been walking a … Continue reading

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Just potted: Marsh samphire in autumn

Just how complicated can a simple* be? Walking last weekend with my daughter in the salt marshes of the Cuckmere valley we saw brilliant patches of red amongst the grasses and reeds bordering the rivers and pools.       … Continue reading

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Just potted: Pink and Yellow, Colours for an Indian Summer

It was the Dahlias that did it. Hilary Squires, Ethical Florist at East Oxford’s Farmers’ Market (EOFM) has been selling the most stunning lemon yellow, yolk yellow, and clear pink dahlias for the last few weeks – on a cold … Continue reading

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Just potted – Orchids in the Toulousaine

  In England we love our wild flower meadows – foxtail, vernal, quaking grass, and oat grasses, buttercups and cornflowers, ox-eye daisies and poppies, knapweed and scabious, many beautiful and often localised combinations of flowers and grass according to soil … Continue reading

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