scarlet flowered hippeastrum (commonly known as amaryllis)
Suburban Sue

Amaryllis Amour

My neglected windowsill of Hippeastrum, or Amaryllis, as they are commonly known, are looking rather dishevelled after a year of neglect. Hippeastrum originate in South America and grow naturally from Brazil north to Mexico in...

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Suburban Sue

Garden inspiration - and breathe!

I managed a short UK vacation, just before second lockdown, getting away for a few days to South Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland. Staying a short walk from Culzean Castle and with lovely...

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Pea sprouts in compost about 8 cm tall possibly learning to socially distance
Suburban Sue

Serendipity Strikes Again

So managed to get a busy day in the garden on Saturday. Back of an envelope list as long as a yard arm. With lockdown, and not wanting to make non-essential trips out, I am...

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Suburban Sue

Plotting on!

I have a dilemma! I have friends coming to stay at the end of March and for Easter and I’m not sure where I’ll be able to put them as my spare bedroom is currently...

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Suburban Sue

Time to do it!

In my Facebook feed I recently found a ‘how to get jobs done’ list, breaking them down from short manageable time slots to longer projects. Mentally the garden seems to need a long time slot...

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