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The Garden – Mid October Update #garden #october

London has a pretty heavy amount of rain which makes up for some dry spells in the summer months – who knew, we can do sunshine in England. Surely it rains all the time? Okay, I know you’re all anxious … Continue reading

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The Garden, September 2020, The Round Up

Been a bit of a mixed month. Lots of work, lots of colour, a fair bit of veg and sod all apples. Okay, and Dog at the end… yes, scroll on down if you must… Sept 1-10 Sept 11-20 Sept … Continue reading

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The Garden: Autumn Works, Part 3 #garden

for anyone who is tangentially interested in the progress of the garden works, but has really just clicked for a few piccies of Dog, scroll to the end. If you must… This feels like a combination of the Ardennes, the … Continue reading

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The Garden – Autumn Works, Part 2 #garden

Part of the garden plans involve changing two beds. The first has, this year, been supplying us with veg as well as full of sunflowers. In an effort to lower the maintenance we decided a while ago to make this … Continue reading

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Garden Works – Update

The works I foreshadowed the other day began in earnest on Friday. First up we cleaned out 90% of the long bed that will became the new terracing for the wedding. The builders will start on it soon – they … Continue reading

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The Garden – Mid September 2020

We’ve had rain and some hot days, and now it’s set fair to be a balmy few days. Mid 20s and the odd shower. I’m glad because this autumn is programme to be some hard work. Looking ahead, I have … Continue reading

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The Garden – August 2020

We’ve had sun and rain, 30C and 13C temperatures and a dialogue around my least favourite part of the garden, the upper lawn. As regular readers will now, this piece of moth eaten grazing has been a bugbear over the … Continue reading

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The Garden – Mid August 2020 #garden

I must report that while there is still much colour and the vegetables are splendid, the lawns have taken a pummelling and the excessive (for us) heat of recent days has taken its toll. Bear in mind neither the Textiliste … Continue reading

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Hot Enough To Sear A Simian’s Seat #poetry

It’s baking here in the south east of England, up into the middle thirties for the fourth day running and, absent a thunderstorm, will remain so until Friday at least. Even Dog’s searching for water So here’s a gloomy little … Continue reading

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A Courgette Went Into A Kitchen #growyourown #cake

Some years ago, the summer vegetable period produced a glut or courgettes which with the mountain of tomatoes led to what the children dubbed, in a tone of voice that might have better announced a zombie apocalypse, The Year Of … Continue reading

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