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The January Garden: A Wrap

It’s over. January, that is. We’ve had a bit of rain at the start, a lot of frost in the middle and the early stirrings of a mild and mildewy end. The lawn had an early mow, went to sleep … Continue reading

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Garden: January So Far

We’ve had sun, frost and rain but no snow. The temperature has touched the high teens and plumbed the below zeros. There’s a lot of green and brown, and white but little colour yet. The lawn has had a last … Continue reading

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Week Forty-Five: 2022

I realise I must have missed a few weeks as there aren’t seven weeks left in the year. I wonder what I did with them? This week we had a trip to the British Museum to see the Hieroglyph exhibition … Continue reading

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Let’s See: That Garden… November 2022

It’s been a riot Of colour. Lots of rain but no really cold nights. And we keep on mowing the lawn. And Dog…

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Week Forty-Two: 2022

A week with lots of rain. Sploshing into the local park in Norwood. We went to Suffolk to sort out some plumbing and get a new lock. The benefits are that we both feel like it is free time, lots … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Eight: 2022

Well, that was a rollercoaster of a week. It ended with me coughing like a fifty a day trooper, diagnosed as a chest infection and told by the GP to take it easy, not something I’m especially good at. The … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Seven 2022

As readers will know, part of this past week has been spent in Italy and, in particular Venice. The best part by far was spending time with my old colleagues, reminiscing, arguing about this and that and speculating on the … Continue reading

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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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