Tag Archives: Gardens

Six (good) things on Sunday (26 August)

I made a small start on getting to grips with my sorely-neglected garden.  Taking a tip from others, I’ve broken it down into bite-sized chunks.  I tackled the terrace, which is immediately outside the kitchen.  I’ve always wanted a clematis … Continue reading

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Do what you can with what you have: water

In this long hot dry spell, it feels like a good time to write about how we use water, and how we can use less of it.  Especially those of us who have gardens and plants in pots, and tender … Continue reading

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Five good things on Friday – on Friday!

I (finally!) got round to upgrading my blog to a paid-for package instead of the free one.  Which means I have more storage space, and can resume uploading photos.  As ever, the thing I’d built up in my mind as … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: April

I seem not to have been paying attention – the Gap Year is over, and I didn’t spot it.  Inflation is apparently back with us – a year has inflated to 14 months.  We started in April last year by … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: autumn colours in the garden

I went to the National Trust garden at Holt to enjoy the autumn colours before the garden closes for the winter. It was, as ever, a delight.  There were plenty of people there enjoying the good half term weather with … Continue reading

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June and July: the allotment update

There seems to be a bit of a pattern emerging here doesn’t there.  That is, not keeping up with the posts.  And it’s not just the posts I’ve fallen behind with – some parts of the allotment have been lacking … Continue reading

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April and May: allotment update

Well as expected, two very busy months out there.  But it is all looking very good, and despite a few fails (peas, mangetout, rows of lovely salad seedlings trashed by ??something…) I’m pleased with how its going so far. I spent … Continue reading

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