Category Archives: gardens

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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The Garden June 2020: The Year Of The Courgette #garden #june2020

It’s rained this month which has been good for the garden even if the month ended with the lawn looking stressed again. Ah me… my ideas to capture the rain off the roof are moving forward, though. The top lawn, … Continue reading

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April Flowers #garden

Why do we call someone who’s shy a wallflower? Given the displays abounding this year, they aren’t your usual idea of a shrinking violet… and indeed that’s another that doesn’t make sense. Here are a few of ours from this … 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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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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