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Although the time for roses is long past they can be remarkably resilient. Here we are at the beginning of December and I have two flowering in my garden at the moment - Rosa 'The Prince' and R. Moonlight. It is true that neither bloom is much
It is December (already) and Christmas is lurking around the corner like a tinsel clad, benevolent bogeyman dripping with cranberry sauce and liqueur chocolates.You know that perennial question “what would you like for Christmas”? It was all so very
but if you don't mind not being able to actually tear the shiny paper from your presents on 25th December, then a promissory note of a plant come springtime is a great gift idea.If anybody wanted to give me a plant then, at the moment, this is my list of five
and produce flower after flower until about early December. Perhaps we should be growing more of them. Good garden varieties include 'Clara Curtis' (pink), 'Emperor of China' (double pink) and 'Wedding Day' (white). You can read more about chrysanthemums here.
of a sort of open cast mine in the middle of one of my borders really didn't matter that much. Had they done it in June then I would be spitting nails and weeping bitter tears, but in early December? Who cares? Most of the herbaceous stuff has died back
, except for the fact that it’s a little chilly around my feet as I sit in the office. Time to dust off the thermal socks, I fear.I suppose it’s particularly appropriate that the frost should come on 1 December. If I were more organised, I could tell you