Category Archives: gardens

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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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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