Category Archives: gardening

Truth, Lies And Verbal Grouting

The lies came early, came often. ‘You’ll like this.’ ‘This won’t hurt.’ ‘The tooth fairy won’t come if…’ ‘Santa will be here tonight.’ Not yet five and already losing credulity. And yet hanging on, keeping a sliver of the faith. … Continue reading

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A Spring… #garden #colour#selfisolation

This whole living indoors shtick was never going to work for me, given my rather lovely plot so a lot of time has been allocated to making the garden the best it can be. So here are some March images… … Continue reading

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That February Feeling #garden #colour

I spent may days digging in my garden. That finished in the last week so we now have some large bare areas that will be planted with seeds and bedding plants this summer. Hopefully for some spectacular colour. Next autumn … Continue reading

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Garden February #earlycolour #poetry

Still, despite Storm Caira and a fair old dousing of rain we have many shooting hints of the colour to come. Primulas and primroses, hellebores and budding roses, the signs are all there. Buds and breaking bulbs. Magnolias are nearly … Continue reading

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Mid January, Seasonally Muddled #garden

I know, it was only December and I was muttering about how daft the plants were, treating it like a balmy March afternoon. It’s not got any better. Primulas, primroses and pansies Witch hazels Vibernum Hellibores, but they’re to be … Continue reading

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October Garden #autumncolour

I read David Mitchell (actor, not author)’s autobiography over the summer. Called ‘Back Story’ it deals with his early years. In one section he explains with the somewhat eeyorish-misanthropic-steam-of-consciousness-for-which-he-is-well-known commentary that he has a problem with autumn and how his … Continue reading

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The Garden – Mid July 2019

I’m not sure this place has ever been so colourful. A lot of it is accidental but that makes it all the more splendid. And dotted around are examples of nature that are well just delightful…

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