Category Archives: dog

May Garden: a bit of colour #garden #May2022

The first half of May has been dry and happily, today the rain has come. It perks everything up. That said, a lot grows at this time of year and some colour is bursting out… And Dog is out and … Continue reading

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I’m in Northern Ireland. I miss Dog. Does he miss me…?

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Week Sixteen: 2022

If you’re on a bit of a break, then a catch up on what’s on your mind is a bit contradictory. But hey, it’s easy to throw a few things down. As you’ll know I had a procedure and it … Continue reading

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Clipped Heels

I mentioned a while ago that I’m due to have a procedure called a cardioversion to correct my fluttering heart. Well, this is the week. Yesterday I had to attend a preassessment clinic which involved a PCR and a fair … Continue reading

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Week Fourteen: 2022

Our house is filling up. The financial adviser and his new wife are planning on moving in while the house they are buying is restored to rude health. I believe this is called boomeranging though that usually entails someone out … Continue reading

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Marching On #marchgarden #2022

And so it ended. A cold end after a mild week, so we had a bit of everything. April has started promisingly but let’s not get ahead. We had signs of flowers and shrubs both continuing and peeping through… the … Continue reading

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Week Thirteen: 2022

Let’s talk about respect and tolerance and being objectionable and offending. At the Oscars Chris Rock told a joke. Many laughed. Some saw it as a compliment to the person to whom is was directed. She didn’t. Her husband laughed … Continue reading

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Week Twelve: 2022

This week the weather has chosen to be full of spring delights which has kept us in the garden a fair bit. Vicky the tortoise is moving at last though she hasn’t started eating as yet. The signs are all … Continue reading

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Mid March Garden – Are We There Yet?

Is it spring? Has it sprung? It’s peeking out but a frost now could be a real bummer… So what do we have? Magnolias Daffs and snake’s head fritillarias Anenomies and other perennials Camellias forsythia azelas and other shrubs And … Continue reading

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Week Eleven: 2022

I think I can now say I’ve recovered from my week of non-skiing. I’ve focused on all things green and sunny, eschewing anything white and fluffy. The neighbour’s cat has had a hard time, I can tell you. It was … Continue reading

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