Category Archives: gardening

April Garden; Split Seasons

April showers? Yeah right. We need rain. I’ve resorted to sprinkling the lawn already, though the Textiliste has given it a provisional green light, what with the nuptials later this year. So I’m not having to sneak out undercover of … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s Lot #poem #poetry

The constanza is a poem with a rhyming scheme of ABB, ACC, ADD etc. This poem describes a trial that sums up my world outdoors … If at any point my life seems drab and staleMy head begins to ache, … Continue reading

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Pots and Sots #garden # weddingplanning

I may have mentioned an upcoming family wedding that will be held, hell, high water and covid notwithstanding, in August. The happy couple plans to hold their reception in the garden – yes, it’s that big – but I feel … Continue reading

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Lawn magic

Whatever the gardening royalty say about a lawn being herbaceous abuse, I’m still rather wedded to my sward. This year, with a wedding to be set on it, I’d rather like it to be the best it can be. With … Continue reading

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Lions And Lambs – The March Garden #garden #dog

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a light or a lemming, or some such… We certainly had our share of weather which held things back. No bad thing. I cleared out the round bed where Vicky, … Continue reading

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The Garden In March #garden #spring # dog

The year started dry and mild and chilled noticeably. We’re told an artic dome is expected this weekend, which sounds a tad brisk for my liking. It does mean that the early signs of seasonal spring have been held back … Continue reading

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That February Garden #february #garden

February can be a rather meah month for the garden, what with excess rain, some snow and mud… oh yes, mud. It can be a month for some structural work and there are always shoots of hope peeking through. And … Continue reading

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Two Becomes One #shortfiction

They stopped the wheelchair to let him look along his arbour one last time, whispering in foggy ears for him to stir. He didn’t move and they turned, saddened at his incomprehension, but letting him have a private moment.He smiled … Continue reading

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The February Garden – A Bit Of Winter #garden #dog

We have had some proper winter here, at last with a smattering of snow and some frost, to add to the usual deluges. The colour has been green and brown with the odd pink hellebore and yellow crocus and witch … Continue reading

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Another Year, Same Garden: January 2021 #garden #january2021

It’s been cold, wet, frosty, snowy, sunny and all shades in between. What it hasn’t been is warm. Definitely no global warming and yet we are seeing plants that, by rights should be dead, dormant or craving some sort of … Continue reading

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