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31 January

Coffee seeds germinating (Coffea arabica)
Coffee seeds germinating (Coffea arabica)

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30 January

Cornish country lane
Thinking of Spring...and the beautiful green lanes of Cornwall

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29 January

Small water feature finished off and running this weekend.

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28 January


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25 January


Black and White cat in the snow
Knickers and Twinkles have both enjoyed the snow over the last few days.




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24 January

Schefflera taiwaniana in the snow

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23 January

Red Rhododendron in Flower at Trengwainton in Cornwall.
Thinking ahead to Spring, red Rhododendron flowers at  Trengwainton in Cornwall.

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22 January

Palm Shadow at Trengwainton in Conrwall
Remembering the summer, visiting Trengwainton in Cornwall.

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21 January

Weeping Willow Salix babylonica, in Wardown Park, Luton
Weeping Willow Salix babylonica, in Wardown Park, Luton

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20 January

Bowling Green at Wardown Park Luton in the snow
Just in case you were thinking of it, a helpful sign in Wardown Park, Luton reminds you to keep off the Green, or rather White.

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19 January

Knickers playing in the snow

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18 January

Last weekend we got started on the Deck next to the pond.

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17 January

Schefflera polydactylis
Schefflera polydactylis at the Paris Botanic Garden
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16 January

Erythronium californicum 'White Beauty'
Erythronium californicum 'White Beauty'
With the UK under a blanket of snow and ice we are thinking ahead to the spring, and what a lovely thing to look forward to Erythronium californicum 'White Beauty'
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15 January

A beautiful 'hellebore' that is not a hellebore - Veratrum album (False Hellebore), photo taken at Cotswold Garden Flowers last year.

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14 January

Sole survivor from the frost....if this tiny cluster lives and sails through winter, it's definitely going to be saved (and re-rooted!)

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12 January

Meryta denhamii in the New Caledonia Glasshouse in Paris
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11 January

Roof in the Paris Botanical Gardens New Caledonia Glass house. We visited just before Christmas.
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9 January


The Butterflies are coming back to RHS Wisley from this weekend. This one we saw last year when we visited, see our photos from last year here.
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8 January

Twinkles
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7 January

Anthurium salviniae in The Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens.

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6 January



We spent the day working on a number of finishing touches with the Koi Pond Project, one of which was to get the small water feature set up and tested next to the new patio.
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5 January




The Temperate House at Kew Gardens is about to undergo a full restoration, in anticipation plants are being lifted and sections closed.
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4 January

Dreaming of warmer climes, this is the Beach in Boracay, Philippines we visited a few years ago over the UK winter period.
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3 January

Agave desmettiana in The Paris Botanic Gardens

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2 January

Polygonatum punctatum red berries

Well its a new year, and I managed to forget to post yesterday, I'm sure you will forgive me! In our second year with 365 hopefully we will continue to post interesting photos from our travels and garden.

Todays photo is Polygonatum punctatum, which is reportedly rare in cultivation. It comes from the North West of India. The speckled pale pink flowers on this Solomon's Seal hang as small bells as the new growth elongates and as the season progresses, the flowers turn into attractive red fruits as you can see in ours growing in the raised bed by the filter house. The fruit-bearing stems can overwinter if its in a sheltered position and its not too cold.
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