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October Garden #autumncolour

I read David Mitchell (actor, not author)’s autobiography over the summer. Called ‘Back Story’ it deals with his early years. In one section he explains with the somewhat eeyorish-misanthropic-steam-of-consciousness-for-which-he-is-well-known commentary that he has a problem with autumn and how his … Continue reading

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The Garden – Mid July 2019

I’m not sure this place has ever been so colourful. A lot of it is accidental but that makes it all the more splendid. And dotted around are examples of nature that are well just delightful…

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Into The Garden

Every Year in October, my father wrote a poem to my mother on her birthday. Many were centred around one of their mutual passions, their garden. I like to think, if they could see our garden this year they might … Continue reading

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Glorious Garden May 2019

It’s been a perfect month for the garden. Maybe a little more rain but that would be rather churlish, all things considered. And as the month developed more and more colour began to burst forth And everyone enjoys the benefits, … Continue reading

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Life Lesson, Number… Whatever

My mother has been a constant influence in my life, even in death. She gifted me many things I didn’t appreciate at the time – how to eat peas in polite company; why you shouldn’t wear brown shoes with a … Continue reading

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I Have Worms!

Pam Lazos wrote recently, here, on the joys of compost which I can echo. It made me, once again, recognise a parental lesson I received from a young age. My parents, specifically my mother recycled, repurposed and upcycled well before … Continue reading

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March Garden

A Few images from the Garden this month; it has been rather splendid… And last year in March? As seeing as today is Mother’s Day in the UK, let me finish with a poem of my father’s. He wrote a … Continue reading

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