Category Archives: gardening

That Garden Update: 3rd August

I decided today that once this wedding is done and dusted I’m going to let the garden go fallow , natural and wild. Hmm. Probably not but just now that seems like a plan. Good news is lots of the … Continue reading

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Hostas To Fortune

A regular blogging friend, Sarah revealed her love of the structurally indomitable plant, the not so humble hosta. That led to me mentioning it was one of the plant types my mother loved and that I had inherited several when … Continue reading

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July Garden, After The Party #garden #july

No, not THE PARTY. That’s in August. The hen, which I mentioned yesterday. Things are coming on. The lawn should now be in pretty good fettle for the event. The new bedding planting is growing so we’re hopeful for colour. … Continue reading

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Rain Of Terror

I admit it; I’m becoming paranoid about the garden and the forthcoming nuptials that will be celebrated here. Yesterday it hosed down and while I like a bit of rain, as much as the next man, this was to be … Continue reading

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Sticky With Laughter

Today is a good day. I know the old saying ‘nothing good can come of a day which starts with having to get out of bed’ but I’m not of that view. Certainly not today. No, today is a day … Continue reading

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Prepping, Priming #garden #june

It’s stayed wet but between the showers and occasional downpours the weather has been warmer and things are growing… growing. We’ve reached the planting window. The poppies have been stripped by the rain so we’ve stripped them from the long … Continue reading

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Wet Wet Wet – June 20th Garden

It’s rained, it’s poured and I couldn’t be happier. Obviously I hope this doesn’t continue right through to the wedding but that’s a way off. But while it’s stripped a lot of the poppies, the foxgloves are more foxmittens and … Continue reading

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June Garden Week Two – Peak Poppy #june #garden

The colour is now exploding and while I will show that later, I can no better highlight how things have been moving on than show the changes in the poppy beds since last time. Elsewhere the roses are beginning to … Continue reading

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May, The Garden Grows #garden #dog #May2021

Another month, this one cold with a warm end. The colour we hoped for has been postponed and should make itself apparent in June when we will begin the planting for the wedding. Some of the structure we envisage will … Continue reading

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Moths And Memories #nature #memories #garden

One thing that brings me back to my childhood is seeing a moth. Dad loved butterflies and moths and at some point in the 1960s bought a second hand moth trap at the Amateur Entomological Exhibition. Every night, when rain … Continue reading

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