It all began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but most of all demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers.

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18 August 2013

Messing in the Myrtle

Fragrant Fuzziness


Our Myrtle (Communis) is now 3 or 4 years old and, after a couple of early savage winters had taken their toll; it looked pathetically burnt so I pruned it hard back.  Last year it greened up, looked much healthier and had  a few sparse blooms.  THIS year, it's amazing and yet it's been outside in a west facing pot for the past 2 years facing all that mother nature threw at it - which was plenty earlier this year!  It's an absolute mass of bloom and fragrant fuzziness.  No wonder all royal brides have a few springs of this in their wedding bouquets!

Love those stamens!

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