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snapdragon_jules

Julia Boulton Editor of The Cottage Gardener, journal of the Cottage Garden Society. Garden photographer, GAP Photos. Garden Blog: http://juliaboulton.me/
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Wreath making, day 2. after watching a tutorial on youtube i ventured down to the freezing cold greenhouse where, fortified by a flask of coffee with a nip of jack daniels to get me into the spirit of christmas, i made my wreath. i’ve learnt that it’s best to make up small mixed bunches of leaves and flowers first to attach to the base, so that’s what i’ve done here using stems of conifer, ivy ‘goldheart’ and deep red hydrangea flowerheads from the garden.

#wreathmaking #day2 #inmygreenhouse #colderthanitlooks #hencetheflask #mayaffectthefinishedresult
5 161 9 hours ago

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The flower heads of carnation ‘green magma’ are still looking beautiful in my cold winter garden.

#carnation #greenmagma #greenflowers #perennials #inmygarden #cottagegarden #flowers #winter
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Assembling some ingredients for a possible wreath in my greenhouse yesterday. i didn’t get much further though, and i suspect this picture will be better than that of the finished article.

#wreathmaking #slowstart #inmygreenhouse #winterjobs #mygarden #getonwithit
8 285 Yesterday

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My first job next spring will be to take the side shoots of my globe artichokes and replant them in my new vegetable bed. as you can see, they are ready now, but i’d better wait.

#vegetablegarden #globeartichoke #propagation #veg #patience #mygarden
2 330 2 days ago

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Julia Boulton
The stems of my sedum ‘autumn joy’ keeled over after frost. this gave me the perfect excuse to cut them to the ground, exposing the beautiful new growth beneath.

#sedum #hylotelephium #gettingusedtoit #cuttingback #newgrowth #abitearly #butshestough
12 452 2 days ago

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Julia Boulton
My birch tree woodlet in the winter light yesterday afternoon. i’m now wondering if these trees might be betula ermanii, the swedish birch, as the trunks have a definite pink tone. i must investigate further.

#birchwood #twelvetrees #betulaquandry #inmygarden #winterlight
10 397 4 days ago

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Julia Boulton
Hydrangea ‘annabelle’ sporting her winter outfit.

#hydrangea #annabelle #winteroutfit #driedflowers #brown #structure #mygarden #december
8 325 4 days ago

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Julia Boulton
Filthy weather outside today so i’m sheltering in the greenhouse - here is another favourite bit of my top shelf in here. every item has memories attached, and so are a bit of a distraction when l need to decide what needs doing first outside when the lashing rain has stopped.

#nicedayforducks #lashingrain #holedup #inmygreenhouse #wheresmytea
9 280 4 days ago

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Julia Boulton
Messing about this morning with the mistletoe i purchased at petworth house yesterday. the berries look like pearls in this shell, where i’ll keep them on the windowsill of my shed until late february. then i’ll rehydrate them before removing the seeds and sticking them onto young branches of my apple and hawthorn trees. berries for propagating should really be harvested in february for best results but it’s worth a try. more detailed information at www.mistletoe.org.uk.

#mistletoe #berries #propagation #worthapunt #christmasiscoming #kisskiss
20 482 5 days ago

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Julia Boulton
Sedum ‘red cauli’ still holds her own along with stipa tenuissima on the sunny side of my garden. others have collapsed, allowing me to cut them back to encourage the emerging new growth.

#sedum #redcauli #stipatenuissima #driedflowers #earlywinter #mygarden
3 367 5 days ago

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Julia Boulton
To petworth house today with special gardening friend @rebekahpanayides and another who is yet to discover the joys of instagram and so shall remain anonymous! we enjoyed this lovely walk up to the house - beautiful trees and mistletoe everywhere.

#petworthhouse #nationaltrust #westsussex #trees #walkies #georgianchristmas #gossip #whatsnottolike #lovelyday
11 529 6 days ago

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Julia Boulton
That’s the tips of my sweet peas pinched out.

#sweetpeas #sown #october #hopefully #earlytoflower #inmygarden #nextyear
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