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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2024
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carolecuttingitfine

The #catkins are bouncing around in this breeze on the bank! They look so lovely dancing around.

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juliesgarden

Morning hun . #signsofspring 😍

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carolecuttingitfine

Morning lovely @juliesgarden yes it’s looking hopeful out there 🙌

11w
  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2023
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carolecuttingitfine

After a brutal chop (it was touching the electrical lines to the house) the willow is back in full flush!

1w
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juliesgarden

Morning hun .. spring has sprung !!

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carolecuttingitfine

@juliesgarden morning lovely 😊 yes certainly feels it but it’s suspiciously early 😉waiting for a cold snap to bring us back to reality of Feb! 🤣

1w
  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2022
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carolecuttingitfine

Love these blowing on a very breezy day today!

2w
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carolecuttingitfine

#wildlifewednesday ? Lambs tails? 😉😉 have a wicked day everyone 😊😊

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juliesgarden

Morning .. love these 💚

4w
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richard.spicer.7906

I love seeing the male Hazel catkins when they come out 😄 Have you spotted any of the tiny female flowers elsewhere on the stems? You have to look really close as they are tiny!

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carolecuttingitfine

Morning @juliesgarden 👋 oooh i never knew that @richard.spicer.7906 I’m going out to climb on the bank and look and if anyone asks - I’ll tell them it’s your fault I look like a crazy nana!? 😘

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brightcolours

#richardmademedoit 😂 @richard.spicer.7906

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ublaszko

Spring not far behind 😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Lol! Ooops (soz about that Carole!) 🙄😆 I’ll take all the blame! @brightcolours

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carolecuttingitfine

@brightcolours #richardmademedoit is one of your best # ever! 😂😂 thanks @richard.spicer.7906 taking one for #teammotley 😉😉

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clipperty

They’d make a nice pair of earrings! 😘 x x x

4w
  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
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carolecuttingitfine

I love coming home to the bank full of snowdrops and the #willow tree on the bank dripping with catkins - a sign of spring 😊

5w
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rachelbrooks

Love seeing all the catkins 💚

5w
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awomanonabike

Aren’t they beautiful. Is it just me or are the catkins bigger this year?

5w
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carolecuttingitfine

Or is it just close up @awomanonabike ?! Sorry 😐 father Ted reference 😂 yes I seemed to notice them more this year so maybe 😊

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awomanonabike

My OH was in Nepal a few years ago and texted me with a photo of Everest with a jelly baby on a wall in front and the text... little thing near, big thing far away 😉😂

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carolecuttingitfine

Brilliant 😂😂😂 got to love the British humour 😊

5w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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carolecuttingitfine

Is this early?! I don’t remember seeing these form in September before?!

6w
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rachelbrooks

Does seem a bit early 🤔 this is why we need the date!

6w
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carolgs

Either early or late! there's a pussy willow in flower up my road!!

6w
  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2017
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carolecuttingitfine

#signsofspring #catkins love the wiggly lambs tails on the willow tree on the garden bank, and the new fence repaired after the runaway forklift visit! 😏

7w
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brightcolours

#yellow #weeping #pussywillow #weepingpussywillow

7w
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rachelbrooks

Love these so much! Remind me of being little - I couldn't resist feeling them 🙈

7w
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richard.spicer.7906

😊 #bestofjan

7w
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carolecuttingitfine

Awh thank you @richard.spicer.7906 😊 I hadn't seen the Monday challenge!

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richard.spicer.7906

You're welcome!

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