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About plantaholicsgardendiary

I'm passionate about growing many different types of plants, from alpines to fruit and veg, and this has what has led me to start this diary. I also love to visit gardens and nurseries, and to travel (usually with a heavy emphasis on plants and nature in general) and I will no doubt add posts about these! And I'm coeliac, so I will eventually get around to sharing new recipes, good websites I've found, and exciting new products I've come across. I hope you find something of interest here!

Nerines at Exbury

How fortunate that today was a beautiful sunny day, for I was lucky enough to have an invitation to Exbury gardens to see not only their public display of Nerines (which is wonderful), but also to see behind the scenes! … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Reflective Moment on the River Test

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Late treats for bees

Yesterday was a glorious autumn day, and the sunshine brought out the bees, hoverflies, butterflies etc to top up with some nectar before the winter arrives. My Elsholtzia stauntonii has just opened its buds (late this year) and the bees … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday- Beautifully marked flowers

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Wordless Wednesday from the Cheviots

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Hydrangeas at Hilliers Arboretum

Yesterday I felt the need for a quiet wander in a garden, and being lucky enough to live close to Hilliers Arboretum, I decided to go there for a while. What a fortunate choice! I’ve never been particularly passionate about … Continue reading

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Visit to Mottisfont Abbey Rose Garden

Earlier this month I visited Mottisfont Abbey (National Trust) for the first time in a couple of years.  As I used to spend a large part of my life there, it was a nostalgic visit in some ways! With two … Continue reading

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