July 24th, 2012

garden journal

Garden Notes: planning ahead

The gardener is the only person to whom time gives more than it takes away.
Beverley Nichols

That’s quoted from memory, may not be quite right. It’s a strange thing about gardening, that on a hot day (too much for me, but I daren’t complain), you can suddenly picture snowdrops as something to look forward to. These thoughts were provoked by the arrival of Sarah Raven’s autumn catalogue.

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So, with the garden awash with summery pinks and mauves, I’m sitting plotting combinations of tulips and wallflowers. I think I have to have this fritillary. So weird!

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