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Week Thirty-Six: 2022 – Just One Last Thing

This week has been about the Quilt show, one way or another, so I thought I’d finish with this. It’s a twelve foot square panel that had to be laid on the lawn and was tricky to photograph. Can you … 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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Ah August: The End Of Dust? That Garden Thing

I’m not really sure about the garden, you know. We’ve thrown a lot of dishwater around, captured the one heavy downpour in seven dustbins and are now under the restrictions imposed by a hosepipe ban. But to keep up the … Continue reading

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That Elusive Stuff

Rain. I’m not used to the lack… I’ve cursed it, danced in it, decanted it and diverted it. It’s greened my garden and destroyed some sporting hopes. I’ve wished it gone more times than I care to recall. And recently, … Continue reading

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As Dry As An Ironed Water Biscuit: The Garden: August At Halftime

Not getting any better even if we can officially announce on the day the hosepipe ban kicked in, it rained for a few hours minutes. And then nothing. Nada. Bugger all. Did you know Dylan Thomas called the town at … Continue reading

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Week Thirty: 2022

I’ve started this on Friday. The Euro final is on Sunday. England v Germany. Groan. As someone once said. Football is a simple game of eleven v eleven, one ball, two halves and the Germans win on penalties. Above all … Continue reading

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July Garden: Dust Bowl Dulwich

It’s sad when the weather buggers you about. Eight weeks ago we were looking green and pleasant, all very micro Jerusalem. Then the rain buggers off to Oz, the heat is turned up to gas marked 10, my budding tomatoes … Continue reading

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The Garden: July 2022, Part One

Goodness, we are being beaten up by the weather. We don’t water, as no doubt the Tower of London does its wildflowers so ours are beginning to wilt. The month was grand at the beginning… but recently it’s been getting … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-Five: 2022

A week of ends, loose or otherwise. I managed, a week or so ago to send the last draft of my book ‘TheDiary of a Trainee In-Law’ to my editor. Then, in rapid order I finished an edit of my … Continue reading

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The Garden June 2022

This time of year the garden seems to pause. The poppies are done and the dahlias still to arrive. Still you can make up you mind. Oh and yes we’ve allowed the lawn to grow out and the clover in … Continue reading

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