Tag Archives: garden

Hope and Charity: what you need is faith

I’ve been in the garden a fair bit between showers, and today’s 50 plus mph winds of Storm Eleanor, to tidy up. Everywhere is pretty dormant, life retreated into the inside to await warmer, sunnier times. A lot of work … Continue reading

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In the Land of Grey and Pink

Or maybe yellow and pink; or green and pink. Pink anyway. The sun shone after a night of sporadic rain and the roses burst into an abundance of, er, every colour. But just as I’m taken by the pink I … Continue reading

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How does the garden groweth? #gardening #spring

I’ve had the urge, see. A real throbbing need, an itch to scratch.  It’s the garden and since the weather has been warm and, thank heavens, wet today I’ve done a lot, even extending a gravel path and a bark path … Continue reading

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Gardens of Love #parents #poetry #gardens

As spring is a gorgeous month and in memory of my parents and their love of the garden here are a couple of dad’s poems to mum, based around her love of the garden, interspersed with pictures from our garden this week… your tour guides … Continue reading

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Visual Treat #garden #photos

Derrick Knight teases and taunts me with his photographs of his garden. It is beautiful and an oasis and, well, an inspiration. So here are a few shots from the early blooms to maybe bring a smile on a Friday.

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International Rescue (South London) branch

Good things come in threes, right? That’s the myth, or legend or old wive’s tale or whatever. On Wednesday the front doorbell went – well, the doorbell went, we only have one. Our next door neighbour stood there, demure and … Continue reading

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Mass murder on a small scale

I went to a funeral last week. A dear lady, mother of a very old and close friend, died aged 89 after a full life and short illness. A life well lived by a woman who was always smiling when … Continue reading

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