I've had this palm for over 20 years now. It was about 60cms high when I got it. I don't want it to get any bigger because it's hard to move as is! The 2nd photo gives a better sense of how it sits within the dining room. I love the lush feel it gives to the room.

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Annuals Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' and Eschscholzia 'Ivory Castle', in the garden.

The Eschscholzia (Californian Poppy) is more yellow than I was expecting, but it's so pretty, I'm not complaining. The were all over these plants; such a warm hum when you pass by them.

The Cerinthe make a good cut flower that hang over in a pleasing hook-shaped manner.

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*whispers: I should be able to make my first harvest by the end of this week*

*massive excited face*

Will it bloody rain, and thereby water my , and save my weary bones from having to do it myself.

Me: I'm really going to try and take a step back and carefully rethink how to garden with a chronic illness, when we move to our new place in Wales.

Also me: OMG, hardly any frosts, I can grow apricots!!!

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More Hellebore love. This is Helleborus x hybridus 'Double Ellen Red'.

I grow this in a taller pot so that it's easier to see the flowers. Last seasons foliage was cut back so that you can see the emerging flowers more clearly.

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One of my favourite Hellebores: Helleborus 'Painted Bunting'.

I have it in a raised bed which makes it easier to see the nodding flowers. :plantmage6:

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Crocus 'Gipsy Girl' - a very cheery crocus that flowers from Feb, and is great for early pollinators.


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The morning sun on this simple combination of Galanthus (probably nivalis), Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’, and Primula vulgaris, really brings a smile to my face.

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Most of the garlic of the 7 of 8 cultivars I grow have sent up the first shoots. As usual, cultivar 'Martin's Heirloom' is behind the rest, usually by 3-4 weeks. Though it's always ready at the same time of the rest when it comes to harvesting in Summer. 🤷‍♀️

Finally managed to spend a few minutes in the garden (1st time for a couple of months), picking some parsnips. Oh my, how big you are!

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Happy winter solstice.

Some purple-pink flowering this day in the garden.

1. Callicarpa bodinieri var giraldii 'Profusion'
2. Erica x darleyensis 'Kramer's Rote'
3. Parahebe catarractae blue-flowered
4. Erica carnea 'Eva'

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Melbourne Skyfarm project: a former car park has been transformed into a sky-high garden of native edible plants. When it opens to the public, it’ll host tours and workshops, plus a cafe with a focus on sustainability.

About:
broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/ci

Website: melbourneskyfarm.com.au/

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