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And finally…

I needed to walk Dog so we thought we’d catch the train into town and have a look at the Green Park floral tributes before they go off to be composted. There must be a few businesses who’ve made money … Continue reading

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The First Half Of September Or A September Of Two Halves #garden

We started in drought and have moved into soggy saturation. Almost. Dust bowls have gone, replaced by forests of grass and a revived set of sunflowers, straw flowers and, well, pretty much every flower. There’s been a fair bit of … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Four: 2022

We ended the week in Suffolk, spending time around Southwold and enjoying the sea and the sunshine. Everywhere is as parched as London, though as with my apples at home, this year’s fruit crops seem to be excellent. The blackberries … Continue reading

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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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As Dry As An Ironed Water Biscuit: The Garden: August At Halftime

Not getting any better even if we can officially announce on the day the hosepipe ban kicked in, it rained for a few hours minutes. And then nothing. Nada. Bugger all. Did you know Dylan Thomas called the town at … Continue reading

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Hearing Things: Don’t We All?

I was listening to a podcast while out walking Dog, a series called ‘Seriously’ that curates factual sciencey blogs from around the English speaking metaverse (get me, huh!). This one gave me pause as it was about the internal monologue … Continue reading

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Week Thirty: 2022

I’ve started this on Friday. The Euro final is on Sunday. England v Germany. Groan. As someone once said. Football is a simple game of eleven v eleven, one ball, two halves and the Germans win on penalties. Above all … Continue reading

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July Garden: Dust Bowl Dulwich

It’s sad when the weather buggers you about. Eight weeks ago we were looking green and pleasant, all very micro Jerusalem. Then the rain buggers off to Oz, the heat is turned up to gas marked 10, my budding tomatoes … Continue reading

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The Garden: July 2022, Part One

Goodness, we are being beaten up by the weather. We don’t water, as no doubt the Tower of London does its wildflowers so ours are beginning to wilt. The month was grand at the beginning… but recently it’s been getting … Continue reading

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A Few Days

We took a short break in Suffolk, walking along the Blyth river and enjoying the woods near Thorpeness. We visited a pick your own flowers shop in Reydon near Southwold And we exhausted Dog… Oh and the swans and their … Continue reading

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