Category Archives: dog

The January Garden: A Wrap

It’s over. January, that is. We’ve had a bit of rain at the start, a lot of frost in the middle and the early stirrings of a mild and mildewy end. The lawn had an early mow, went to sleep … Continue reading

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Let’s See: That Garden… November 2022

It’s been a riot Of colour. Lots of rain but no really cold nights. And we keep on mowing the lawn. And Dog…

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Week Forty-Two: 2022

A week with lots of rain. Sploshing into the local park in Norwood. We went to Suffolk to sort out some plumbing and get a new lock. The benefits are that we both feel like it is free time, lots … Continue reading

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October Garden

There is a ridiculous amount of colour here, given both the brutal summer and its the end of October. I don’t have the words so I’ll let the images speak for themselves . To begin though here’s the lawn after … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Seven 2022

As readers will know, part of this past week has been spent in Italy and, in particular Venice. The best part by far was spending time with my old colleagues, reminiscing, arguing about this and that and speculating on the … Continue reading

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And finally…

I needed to walk Dog so we thought we’d catch the train into town and have a look at the Green Park floral tributes before they go off to be composted. There must be a few businesses who’ve made money … Continue reading

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The First Half Of September Or A September Of Two Halves #garden

We started in drought and have moved into soggy saturation. Almost. Dust bowls have gone, replaced by forests of grass and a revived set of sunflowers, straw flowers and, well, pretty much every flower. There’s been a fair bit of … Continue reading

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Ah August: The End Of Dust? That Garden Thing

I’m not really sure about the garden, you know. We’ve thrown a lot of dishwater around, captured the one heavy downpour in seven dustbins and are now under the restrictions imposed by a hosepipe ban. But to keep up the … Continue reading

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As Dry As An Ironed Water Biscuit: The Garden: August At Halftime

Not getting any better even if we can officially announce on the day the hosepipe ban kicked in, it rained for a few hours minutes. And then nothing. Nada. Bugger all. Did you know Dylan Thomas called the town at … Continue reading

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Hearing Things: Don’t We All?

I was listening to a podcast while out walking Dog, a series called ‘Seriously’ that curates factual sciencey blogs from around the English speaking metaverse (get me, huh!). This one gave me pause as it was about the internal monologue … Continue reading

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