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The Garden: Autumn Works, Part 3 #garden

for anyone who is tangentially interested in the progress of the garden works, but has really just clicked for a few piccies of Dog, scroll to the end. If you must… This feels like a combination of the Ardennes, the … Continue reading

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Fruit Conspiracy

I’m a man of routine, these Rona Virus days. Up, pee, make tea for the Textiliste, feed Dog, put porridge on to soak, make Vicky’s breakfast, feed cats and take Vicky her plate of chopped tortoise stuff… Our apple tree … Continue reading

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The Garden – Autumn Works, Part 2 #garden

Part of the garden plans involve changing two beds. The first has, this year, been supplying us with veg as well as full of sunflowers. In an effort to lower the maintenance we decided a while ago to make this … Continue reading

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Garden Works – Update

The works I foreshadowed the other day began in earnest on Friday. First up we cleaned out 90% of the long bed that will became the new terracing for the wedding. The builders will start on it soon – they … Continue reading

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The Garden – Mid September 2020

We’ve had rain and some hot days, and now it’s set fair to be a balmy few days. Mid 20s and the odd shower. I’m glad because this autumn is programme to be some hard work. Looking ahead, I have … Continue reading

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The Garden – August 2020

We’ve had sun and rain, 30C and 13C temperatures and a dialogue around my least favourite part of the garden, the upper lawn. As regular readers will now, this piece of moth eaten grazing has been a bugbear over the … Continue reading

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The Garden – Mid August 2020 #garden

I must report that while there is still much colour and the vegetables are splendid, the lawns have taken a pummelling and the excessive (for us) heat of recent days has taken its toll. Bear in mind neither the Textiliste … Continue reading

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Invasive Species

I spent a month in New Zealand in 2014, touring both north and south Islands with my son. One of the constant items about which we heard much was the impact of introduced species of flora and fauna on the … Continue reading

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A Courgette Went Into A Kitchen #growyourown #cake

Some years ago, the summer vegetable period produced a glut or courgettes which with the mountain of tomatoes led to what the children dubbed, in a tone of voice that might have better announced a zombie apocalypse, The Year Of … Continue reading

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July 2020: The Garden, Sort Of… #poem #poetry #garden

Tomorrow I will be announcing something about my poetry dilemma but before then here are some pictures from the July garden. At the end, after the customary piccy of Dog, there’s a poem, based on another famous poem, this time … Continue reading

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