Tag Archives: Gardens

In the time of the virus: Saturday again

Another week gone by, and we’re almost at the end of our first week self-isolating.  Lots done this week, and lots more to do next week.  Then I imagine I may be out of action for a day or two … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 100

So.  Here we are, on the 100th day of this series.  What a timespan; what an extraordinary experience to look back on.  Though I fear it may not feel quite so extraordinary when looked back on from a more distant … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 95

Today was the first time since lockdown we visited one of our very favourite gardens – Heale Garden.  The weather was hot but there were enough shady places to sit in the garden to make it feel just perfect.  As … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 77 (Monday)

Oh to live in New Zealand (or Denmark, or Germany) where the virus was tackled vigorously, effectively, and early.  Instead of here where it will rumble on and on and on…. and that’s if we’re lucky enough to avoid another … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 58

Another bright sunny and hot day; another day with no rain and none in prospect.  For us gardeners this means another day of watering any tender plants; and another day of planning our growing and gardening to minimise the amount … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 56 (Monday)

So here we are again, another Monday and the start of a new week.  Week 9 of lockdown.  Unbelievable and yet true. I was so pleased to receive a photo at the weekend from oldest son and d-o-l of themselves … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 37

Another good day today, albeit an undemanding one (or maybe that’s the point). Garden/allotment – I for one am pleased that we’ve had a good amount of rain.  The soil was crying out for it, and it’s nice to have … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 36

I can hardly believe what I just typed there: day 36!  Over a month, and no end in view.  The way we get through it is one day at a time.  Look ahead no more than a week.  Just as … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 35

Another weekend, another relaxing pleasant time.  And more productive than I intended – the weather was so delightful and the garden so in need of tidying that I couldn’t resist pottering around doing odd bits and pieces.  As a result the … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 33

Garden/allotment – today was the perfect day for working on the allotment and in the garden, and that’s what I spent much of the day doing (apart from the early afternoon, when it was really too hot for me to … Continue reading

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