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December; The Garden Poised #wintergarden #garden

December and into January in the garden is a pause in all the action. Images repeat with hope pricking slowly through the cold hard soil. This poem I hope captures some of that pent up energy, twitching on the start … Continue reading

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2020, One Heck Of A Year #garden #forwardlooking

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;And I was filled with such delightAs prisoned birds must find in freedom,Winging wildly across the whiteOrchards and dark-green fields; on – on – and out of sight. When the page turned and we headed into … Continue reading

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The Twelve Dog Days Of Christmas #dog #christmas

A little something Dog penned for Sue Vincent’s delightful pup, Ani’s, Advent calendar, in case you missed On the first day of Christmas, my two legges gave to me, My favourite walkies! * On the second day of Christmas, my … Continue reading

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That Garden Thing; December, part 1 #garden

It’s been mild; not warm and there’s been a fair bit of rain, but 12C isn’t going to frighten any aphids. So, we’ve finished the new shed and re-stained the summer house and cut back some of the mucky herbaceous … Continue reading

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Dog’s Promise #cooking #food #dog #mincemeatcookies

He said… ‘Time to go home.’ ‘Why?’ ‘Food.’ So we went… The signs were good. The smells even better. But then it all became a bit of a faff… I’m a patient dog. And I like bowl scraping noises, like … Continue reading

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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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The Garden Thing – Halfway To That Bloody Beatles Song… #garden #november #2020

Autumn and its less than welcome cousin, so far as the gardener in me goes, winter are coming to stay and the signs are all there. It does allow for jobs to be undertaken, of course, which is a plus. … Continue reading

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The Garden: October, Let Me Count The Ways (Plus Bonus Dog Piccies) #garden #october #update

I know, I know but I couldn’t resist this. The lawn is on an uptick. Sure there’s winter looming, alongside another lockdown which will mean perfect weather and lots of gardening, because that’s what nature does when those capricious gods … Continue reading

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The Garden – Mid October Update #garden #october

London has a pretty heavy amount of rain which makes up for some dry spells in the summer months – who knew, we can do sunshine in England. Surely it rains all the time? Okay, I know you’re all anxious … Continue reading

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Writing In Fractals

I walk a lot. Mostly with Dog, come rain or shine. Sometimes I let my thoughts run free, more a mental ramble really. At others I have the radio on, BBC Sounds, some podcast an Audible book. And occasionally it … Continue reading

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