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Cat bed of a different kind ....

Nepeta, or Catmint, has started to burst forth again as Megan discovered today ......

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21 Mar, 2011
Shirley_tulip

Highdown Gardens ... almost a year on.

At the end of May last year, we spent a couple of hours doing that very slow walk...

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11 Mar, 2011
Shirley_tulip

Galanthus nivalis or common Snowdrop

I have just asked for I.D. on the Snowdrops in my garden ... they were inherited...

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5 Feb, 2011
Shirley_tulip

Sharing Maltesers ... again !

Towards the end of our week in Malta, we hired a car for two days and set off to...

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17 Dec, 2010
Shirley_tulip

Anyone care to share my Maltesers . . . . . part 1

This blog doesn't actually contain chocolate, but more the plants and flowers on...

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16 Dec, 2010
Shirley_tulip

Bougainvillea in many shades

Spent a week in Malta and was delighted to see so many colours of Bougainvillea in...

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16 Dec, 2010
Shirley_tulip

I'm not used to this !

We were expecting a little snowfall overnight, down here on the South coast, but...

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2 Dec, 2010
Shirley_tulip

Barrington Court, nr. Ilminster, Somerset.

Somerset has a wealth of National Trust properties and gardens, one of which is Barrington...

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11 Sep, 2010
Shirley_tulip

Fresh Plum Cake Recipe

This is best eaten warm with ice cream, but it's just as tasty to have a piece cold...

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13 Aug, 2010
Shirley_tulip

The very first National Trust building

Today we visited the village of Alfriston, in East Sussex, described as the most...

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28 Jul, 2010
Shirley_tulip

The humble Hoverfly

Today has been a very, very hot and humid day, felt like being in a sauna most of...

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26 Jul, 2010
Shirley_tulip

C'mon let's crawl to the Ugly Bug Ball . . .

I nearly trod on this Stag Beetle this morning ... luckily he was moving very slowly...

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20 Jul, 2010
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