Category Archives: gardens

That Elusive Stuff

Rain. I’m not used to the lack… I’ve cursed it, danced in it, decanted it and diverted it. It’s greened my garden and destroyed some sporting hopes. I’ve wished it gone more times than I care to recall. And recently, … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-Five: 2022

A week of ends, loose or otherwise. I managed, a week or so ago to send the last draft of my book ‘TheDiary of a Trainee In-Law’ to my editor. Then, in rapid order I finished an edit of my … Continue reading

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Sisters Doing It For Themselves

Meanwhile the garden is finding its colourful feet

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That Garden Post: February 23rd

It’s been wet. It’s certainly been windy. Three named storms in a week which is a first. It’s not been cold and we’ve had a fair bit of sunshine. The wind. Well, lots of debris and one of our neighbours … Continue reading

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A Year In The Garden

And of course, this…

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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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Seasonal Sculpting #arcimboldo #RHSwisely #gardens

Some years ago, I had a break that took in Vienna. Lots of art galleries, Vienna. One of the great pluses was the strategically placed sofas so one could study specific works of art without acquiring some buttock embolism. However, … Continue reading

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Laying Down The Lawn #mylawn #cheers #garden

As assiduous followers of this blog know, I have a complicated relationship with my sward. Or swards as there are three. Since it was announced that (a) son and fiancĂ© plan to host their wedding festivities here next August, Great … 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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The Garden – The First Half of July #garden #colour

Sometimes, the garden feels rather fallow in July.The poppies have finished and the sunflowers are just budding. Day lilies come and go with disarming rapidity. But still, the dahlias have made it and are beginning to explode, the drought fears … Continue reading

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