Category Archives: gardens

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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And So It Ends… And Begins #garden #growth

Yesterday the Lad and I did a lot of tidying up as a change from digging… That will continue as I clean the slope of weeds as best I can. As we pulled leaves out of corners and cut back … Continue reading

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An Ancient Mariner’s Garden

November wasn’t soooo bad but this December has been a case of water water everywhere…. Of course that was inevitable, wasn’t it? Because the Textiliste and I decided that we’d do some reorganisation. We have one very long bed, always … 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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August #garden

This year the garden has excelled itself. With the Vet’s marriage and her getting ready at home it was extra primped this month.

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Mid June Moments

June’s been wet and a bit windy but there’s been France And there’s always the garden

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Forming A Disorderly Kew #Kewgardens #Dalechihuly

I’ve always enjoyed sculptures that seek to compliment their habitat. Sort of releasing the artist’s imagination into the wild, as it were. It takes a certain chutzpah to do this as well. Nature, after all, creates both the best canvases … Continue reading

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