See Through Plants

Verbena and Comma WebBorders are usually arranged with tall plants at the back and shorter plants towards the front. If you want to see all your plants that makes sense. Shrubby plants often create a solid mass of foliage as they grow which acts as a good screen or windbreak behind other plants. But sometimes it’s more interesting to have taller plants at the front…

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Terrific Teasels

Teasel ThumbnailThree male pheasants visited our garden this morning looking for something tasty to eat. They found what they wanted around the bird table where we throw seeds, fruit and nuts for the ground feeding birds. Seeing them made me think about all the living creatures we don’t spot at this time of year…particularly all the small insects.

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