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Lawn magic

Whatever the gardening royalty say about a lawn being herbaceous abuse, I’m still rather wedded to my sward. This year, with a wedding to be set on it, I’d rather like it to be the best it can be. With … Continue reading

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Memorials And Memories #thoughts

Back in 2014 there was a memorial at the Tower of London, with ceramic poppies, one for each Commonwealth casualty during WW1. It was memorable and very moving, especially when they read out my great uncle Willie Dyson’s name and … Continue reading

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Lions And Lambs – The March Garden #garden #dog

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a light or a lemming, or some such… We certainly had our share of weather which held things back. No bad thing. I cleared out the round bed where Vicky, … Continue reading

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Quantum Writing – The Physics Of Stories #poem #poetry

I sit at my table, solid, present. It’s very existence comforts. I tap it; my knuckles resonate with it. I push it; my fingers bend against it, Defeated by its inertia. My laptop sits snug on the supportive surface, Stolidly … Continue reading

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The Garden In March #garden #spring # dog

The year started dry and mild and chilled noticeably. We’re told an artic dome is expected this weekend, which sounds a tad brisk for my liking. It does mean that the early signs of seasonal spring have been held back … Continue reading

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The February Garden – A Bit Of Winter #garden #dog

We have had some proper winter here, at last with a smattering of snow and some frost, to add to the usual deluges. The colour has been green and brown with the odd pink hellebore and yellow crocus and witch … Continue reading

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Bloody Hell

This does not paint me in a good light, hence a few pictures of Dog at the end to ease the guilt… I’ve always considered myself to be a fairly generous soul. Magnanimous. Not given to fits of envy… In … Continue reading

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Another Year, Same Garden: January 2021 #garden #january2021

It’s been cold, wet, frosty, snowy, sunny and all shades in between. What it hasn’t been is warm. Definitely no global warming and yet we are seeing plants that, by rights should be dead, dormant or craving some sort of … Continue reading

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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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