Category Archives: gardening

Dog At Leisure

This poem is based on the famous poem, Leisure, by William Henry Davies What is this life, if full of care? Go fetch my lead, don’t comb your hair. Don’t give in to untimely sloth, I know what fun awaits … Continue reading

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Garden June 2020

We are halfway through June, summer is just about here and there’s some rain about. Whey-hey!! But the lack of Jupiter Pluvius has been a drain and my lawn is rather beaten by it. I’m looking into drilling a well… … Continue reading

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The Garden May 2020 #garden #dog

We’re back, now the month is over, to review how the garden has fared over the driest may since prohibition or whatever. The excess rain of February seems a distant memory… Remember these? Well, no more; the top lawn struggles … Continue reading

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May Garden: A Half Month Report And An Anniversary #garden #springcolour

Yes, it’s been fab, here in South London. Lockdown means lots more time to improve all aspects. I’ve even had the time to follow a short video on how to make a cold frame from an old pallet – we … Continue reading

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The April Garden

It rained! It still can apparently. So the month ended with everything going green and ready to grow all to buggery. Here are a few images across the month to show how things have progressed this spring… oh and a … Continue reading

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More Happy Flowers #Aprilgarden

I guess we all need a cheer up so maybe these will help a teeny-weeny bit Or maybe Dog…

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April Flowers #garden

Why do we call someone who’s shy a wallflower? Given the displays abounding this year, they aren’t your usual idea of a shrinking violet… and indeed that’s another that doesn’t make sense. Here are a few of ours from this … Continue reading

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Truth, Lies And Verbal Grouting

The lies came early, came often. ‘You’ll like this.’ ‘This won’t hurt.’ ‘The tooth fairy won’t come if…’ ‘Santa will be here tonight.’ Not yet five and already losing credulity. And yet hanging on, keeping a sliver of the faith. … Continue reading

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A Spring… #garden #colour#selfisolation

This whole living indoors shtick was never going to work for me, given my rather lovely plot so a lot of time has been allocated to making the garden the best it can be. So here are some March images… … Continue reading

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That February Feeling #garden #colour

I spent may days digging in my garden. That finished in the last week so we now have some large bare areas that will be planted with seeds and bedding plants this summer. Hopefully for some spectacular colour. Next autumn … Continue reading

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