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July 2020: The Garden, Sort Of… #poem #poetry #garden

Tomorrow I will be announcing something about my poetry dilemma but before then here are some pictures from the July garden. At the end, after the customary piccy of Dog, there’s a poem, based on another famous poem, this time … 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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Dog…

I know you all just want pictures of the Mutt. I’ll use this poem, based on Wordsworth’s famous poem, as an excuse to post a load taken over the seven or so years he’s been with us… Dog Show (Upon … Continue reading

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Garden June 2020

We are halfway through June, summer is just about here and there’s some rain about. Whey-hey!! But the lack of Jupiter Pluvius has been a drain and my lawn is rather beaten by it. I’m looking into drilling a well… … Continue reading

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The Garden May 2020 #garden #dog

We’re back, now the month is over, to review how the garden has fared over the driest may since prohibition or whatever. The excess rain of February seems a distant memory… Remember these? Well, no more; the top lawn struggles … Continue reading

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May Garden: A Half Month Report And An Anniversary #garden #springcolour

Yes, it’s been fab, here in South London. Lockdown means lots more time to improve all aspects. I’ve even had the time to follow a short video on how to make a cold frame from an old pallet – we … Continue reading

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Please Mrs Patterson #poem #poetry

I’m feeling a little poetical. This one is based on Allan Ahlberg’s brilliant Please Mrs Butler. Please enjoy… Oh and there’s a random image of Dog and the garden at the end…. Please Mrs Patterson Roger’s an awful little pest; He’s … Continue reading

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The April Garden

It rained! It still can apparently. So the month ended with everything going green and ready to grow all to buggery. Here are a few images across the month to show how things have progressed this spring… oh and a … Continue reading

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More Happy Flowers #Aprilgarden

I guess we all need a cheer up so maybe these will help a teeny-weeny bit Or maybe Dog…

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Truth, Lies And Verbal Grouting

The lies came early, came often. ‘You’ll like this.’ ‘This won’t hurt.’ ‘The tooth fairy won’t come if…’ ‘Santa will be here tonight.’ Not yet five and already losing credulity. And yet hanging on, keeping a sliver of the faith. … Continue reading

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