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Carmine contrails

Cercis canadensis this week cuts a dash in the garden. It’s a red-violet riot against the sky. But beautifully foiled at ground-level by Amelanchier.

Tall order

Evergreen Clematis armandii spends much of its year unseen in the vast Osmanthus armatus hedge through which it grows.

Volunteer force

A springtime daily return drive on the highway and byways between Beechworth and Wangaratta yields a fine prospect.

Inverary, Tarrawingee

A weekend drawer rummage turned up small black-and-white proof photographs of my Scots-born gardener-grandmother and the garden she made.


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