Tag Archives: garden

One London Garden: A Year Of Drought And Delight 2018 #flowers #gardens #london

So this is shamelessly self-indulgent, but if you want to experience a year in a London garden, if you want to debunk the myth about England’s constantly grey and drizzly skies, if you want to see Dog during a year of … Continue reading

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Flowers, A Winter Phenomenon

Jan 1st. Bleak midwinter. No one told the plants…. And here’s a poem from my upcoming anthology… Gardening My garden is peeping out, unsure if it’s welcome yet, Testing the atmosphere, checking on the timing. Is there a warmth to … Continue reading

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The Wife #filmreview

The title was a bit off putting – it rather gave the game away – as was the blurb. The cast had a lot of quality – Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close and Christian Slater – but this whole put upon … Continue reading

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Garden Lore

Odd this. I was weeding the garden and this chap popped out of a geranium. He was a bit muddy, blinked a bit. ’Oh. Can you see me?’ ‘I can see a lizard. Are you…?’ ‘Lizard?’ ‘Not a lizard?’ ‘Pfft. … Continue reading

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The Re-Cycle Of Life

A couple of years ago, we decided to use up some old bits and bobs to make a bug home in our garden. The first buggery appeared shortly after and now we have four residential bug-blocks and a host of … Continue reading

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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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