Category Archives: gardening

Garden Lore

Odd this. I was weeding the garden and this chap popped out of a geranium. He was a bit muddy, blinked a bit. ’Oh. Can you see me?’ ‘I can see a lizard. Are you…?’ ‘Lizard?’ ‘Not a lizard?’ ‘Pfft. … Continue reading

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Blake’s Progress #poem #poetry

In my mini series of poems based on famous first lines I’ve stolen a hymn from Willie Blake, a local resident in East Dulwich back when Peckham was cool and Prime Ministers has problems with Ireland… like now really only … Continue reading

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Three Ways To A Red Nose

Three things come together this week that make me feel nostalgic. One the garden looks lovely and especially the hostas and irises. Second the warm weather justifies the start of the moth trap season to see what if any moths … Continue reading

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Ponderings While Pulling Trees

A little light musing, interspersed with pictures of the garden.. I was digging up a tree yesterday. It’s the sort of work that I used to love when working at the legal coal face. It meant I couldn’t actually think about … Continue reading

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Taking The Positives #gardening #shortstory

A glorious day, one for exploring the garden. Spring is with us and temperatures will be up into the 20s centigrade this week. Yet we still have standing water in the paths at the far end of the garden. Next … Continue reading

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Splish Splosh, Here Comes The Sun #garden #betareaders #thelastwillofsvenandersen

Scotland, at Easter was dry and blue. Hereabouts it rather precipitated down and I came home to a small lake at the end of the garden, frogspawn on the lawn and the remnants of recent frosts apparent in some burnt … Continue reading

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The Re-Cycle Of Life

A couple of years ago, we decided to use up some old bits and bobs to make a bug home in our garden. The first buggery appeared shortly after and now we have four residential bug-blocks and a host of … Continue reading

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