Tag Archives: gardening

The A to Z Of Life

I read a lovely post from the compelling fingers of Jennie Fitzkee, early years teacher par excellence. It lead to a short comment exchange that recalled my missing out of a place at Oxford University and ending up in Bristol. … Continue reading

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Week Fourteen: 2022

Our house is filling up. The financial adviser and his new wife are planning on moving in while the house they are buying is restored to rude health. I believe this is called boomeranging though that usually entails someone out … Continue reading

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That Garden Place: An Update

I haven’t been busy in the garden. Post the wedding we decided to just let it go…. and go. Mostly laziness? Probably. The Textiliste who hates the idea of time wasted is curating a community textile show this coming weekend … Continue reading

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Prepping, Priming #garden #june

It’s stayed wet but between the showers and occasional downpours the weather has been warmer and things are growing… growing. We’ve reached the planting window. The poppies have been stripped by the rain so we’ve stripped them from the long … Continue reading

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Invasive Species

I spent a month in New Zealand in 2014, touring both north and south Islands with my son. One of the constant items about which we heard much was the impact of introduced species of flora and fauna on the … Continue reading

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Quietly Vegetating #growyourown

This year is the first year we’ve really put our backs into growing veg. It’s a lot of effort, especially when growing from seed and it’s probably because we’ve not gone away so have been able to make daily adjustments … Continue reading

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Glorious Garden May 2019

It’s been a perfect month for the garden. Maybe a little more rain but that would be rather churlish, all things considered. And as the month developed more and more colour began to burst forth And everyone enjoys the benefits, … Continue reading

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I Have Worms!

Pam Lazos wrote recently, here, on the joys of compost which I can echo. It made me, once again, recognise a parental lesson I received from a young age. My parents, specifically my mother recycled, repurposed and upcycled well before … Continue reading

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Tipping Points: Baden-Powell, His Part In My History

Hindsight: you’ve got to love it, haven’t you? You look back on an event, and see the blindingly obvious. It was a watershed moment even if at the time it was the epitome of humdrum. If I listed the biggies: … Continue reading

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Faux Pas Amongst The Foliage #flowers #gardens #Embarassment

My garden, as you might know, is something of a joy to me. My sunflowers are going a storm I have tomatoes to die for – or I will when they ripen and the apple tree is drooping almost to … Continue reading

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