Hawk Vision


A rash of filthy pigeons have made the fish pond their bathroom in recent weeks, shredding the new foliage of the waterlily, leaving their calling cards everywhere and turning the goldfish into recluses. We haven't seen them for weeks.

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Studio garden, HM, DP

Cinco de Mayo


As if to celebrate today's Mexican festival our Magnolia 'Nimbus' opened it's first flower. A bloom worthy of being painted by Frida Kahlo, or Diego Rivera, or Georgia O'Keefe, for that matter.

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Filling Out


After the recent warm weather things in the studio garden are moving so quickly now that it is hard to keep pace with developments.

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On The Move


Things are really starting to get a move on in the garden now, as leaves unfurl, flower buds become visible and the first early flowers appear.

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Spring Greens


As the soil warms, growth in the studio garden is speeding up.

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Studio garden, HM

First stirrings


Although the goldfish are still hiding at the bottom of the pond, the first flowers are appearing in the studio garden.

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