Category Archives: gardening

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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December; The Garden Poised #wintergarden #garden

December and into January in the garden is a pause in all the action. Images repeat with hope pricking slowly through the cold hard soil. This poem I hope captures some of that pent up energy, twitching on the start … Continue reading

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2020, One Heck Of A Year #garden #forwardlooking

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;And I was filled with such delightAs prisoned birds must find in freedom,Winging wildly across the whiteOrchards and dark-green fields; on – on – and out of sight. When the page turned and we headed into … Continue reading

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That Garden Thing; December, part 1 #garden

It’s been mild; not warm and there’s been a fair bit of rain, but 12C isn’t going to frighten any aphids. So, we’ve finished the new shed and re-stained the summer house and cut back some of the mucky herbaceous … Continue reading

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The Garden, As The Year Starts To Breathe Its Last #garden #2020 #november

November, even a mild one as we are having in Southern England, usually makes its winters credentials apparent, through mists and murky skies, and this has been no exception. The infrastructure projects have slowed: the new terracing is done, the … Continue reading

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The Garden Thing – Halfway To That Bloody Beatles Song… #garden #november #2020

Autumn and its less than welcome cousin, so far as the gardener in me goes, winter are coming to stay and the signs are all there. It does allow for jobs to be undertaken, of course, which is a plus. … Continue reading

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The Garden: October, Let Me Count The Ways (Plus Bonus Dog Piccies) #garden #october #update

I know, I know but I couldn’t resist this. The lawn is on an uptick. Sure there’s winter looming, alongside another lockdown which will mean perfect weather and lots of gardening, because that’s what nature does when those capricious gods … Continue reading

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