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Sisyrinchium striatum January 21

Sisyrinchium striatum, a hardy perennial with evergreen foliage. Perhaps you know it well,  but its new to me.

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Sisyrinchium striatum

Before the flowers started to develop, I was convinced this plant was a form of Iris Read more…

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Aster Tongolensis Berggarten January 8

Aster Tongolensis Berggarten, the name of this very fine garden plant doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue.

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However, of all the perennials planted in our new garden this past twelve months or so, this one has to be the most eye catching. Read more…

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Looking back at a Year in the Garden December 15

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February

When I say looking back at a year in the garden, well, its our garden in Aberdeen.

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As we have sold up and no longer live in Aberdeen I didnt intend doing this, however it just got the better of me. So for one last time here is some views of our Aberdeen garden through the year.  At some point we can have a look at the year in our Cheshire garden. Read more…

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