Category Archives: gardens

Gardens of Love #parents #poetry #gardens

As spring is a gorgeous month and in memory of my parents and their love of the garden here are a couple of dad’s poems to mum, based around her love of the garden, interspersed with pictures from our garden this week… your tour guides … Continue reading

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Moth eaten

As a child we had a moth trap. This isn’t as cruel as it might sound in that moths aren’t killed in said trap but captured during night flying hours and held until freed in the morning. When dad died … Continue reading

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Visual Treat #garden #photos

Derrick Knight teases and taunts me with his photographs of his garden. It is beautiful and an oasis and, well, an inspiration. So here are a few shots from the early blooms to maybe bring a smile on a Friday.

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Re imagining the Olympics

I live in London, close but not too close to the smoking sink of sin that is the City. We have a decent sized garden (actually bloody huge for around here). And we have wildlife. Once a hedgehog crossed the … Continue reading

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International Rescue (South London) branch

Good things come in threes, right? That’s the myth, or legend or old wive’s tale or whatever. On Wednesday the front doorbell went – well, the doorbell went, we only have one. Our next door neighbour stood there, demure and … Continue reading

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Hope Springs – a prompt, a posit and some pictures

May 6, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that is a snapshot of spring. I realize that some Rough Writers are riding into autumn, and I hope this isn’t a disadvantage to focus on … Continue reading

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Son of the Hole

Back in the summer 2014 I posted about the latest addition to our family – a Pond. But that optimism evaporated (unlike the rainwater) and by October this was my post. We had had enough. Repairs could and should wait. … Continue reading

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