Category Archives: gardening

May Garden, After The Rain

A week on and… It always looks very perky. As does Dog… And the views from the hill on our favourite walk are as contemplative as ever.

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Week Nineteen: 2022

Theatre or cinema? Live or celluloid? I enjoy both but what separates one from the other is the quality of the enjoyment. And it might be the story, the acting, the setting or the company. And while I’ve been surprised … Continue reading

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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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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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Yoghurt And Other Savings

When the pandemic hit, we took note of the early shortages: toilet rolls, flour and gravel (some recipe; goodness knows what the cakes tasted like but I doubt they rose much). We planted veg and we made our own yoghurt … Continue reading

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April Sunshine #garden

So even April is scuttling towards the summer with Easter done and dusted and May no longer so unsure that it should be renamed Will when we get there. In the garden the blooms continue, this year’s tulips are stunning, … 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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The Garden – A Comparison

Several people have commented on how far ahead of their gardens is mine. I thought I’d dig into the archive and post some comparisons from the last few years. March 2019 March 2020 March 2021 March 2022 I’d probably say … 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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