Category Archives: Recycling

I went for a Walk, and This Time Came Home With…

…the Golfer, and a cattle drinker! We had spotted it on a previous walk amidst a pile of scrap metal as we walked past farm outbuildings, but today there were farmworkers nearby so we took the opportunity of asking if … Continue reading

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Itsy Bitsy Six on Saturday

I am starting with the above photograph for the benefit of our Six on Saturday host, Jon the Propagator, who has been disappointed that the lower branches of his wisteria have not been flowering. Our wisteria is trained over the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I have not participated in Jon The Propagator’s Six on Saturday meme before, but seem to be especially time poor at the moment and the format seemed a good way of keeping the momentum going when I don’t have time … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Habit of Decades

The freshness and prettiness of this vase still takes me by surprise as I observe it whilst writing – there is something about the pink of the sweet peas offset by the white and greens that gives the impression of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Recycling Opportunity Foregone

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A Closer Look At: the Paved Area

When End of the Month View time comes around I realise that some parts of the garden only come to light in these monthly posts and some areas not at all (although the latter perhaps for good reason…), so have … Continue reading

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Anna of Green Tapestry was asking me about the ‘head’ that appeared in a recent picture of the species snowdrop border – so here it is. This is another of our ‘finds’, acquired probably from Swinderby Antique Fair a few … Continue reading

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The Old Guard

After recently mentioning plans for putting together a kind of vertical cold frame behind the greenhouse, Annette suggested making it out of old windows. This is just the sort of thing we would do if we had old windows to … Continue reading

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Off With the Gorgon’s Head!

Ignoring his bruised/cracked rib the Golfer climbed the ladder again today and cut back more of the recalcitrant cherry. As he sliced it into manageable sections with the chainsaw I happened to walk past when he was holding a chunk … Continue reading

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Waste Not

Feeling  pretty  up-to-date with ‘real’ gardening jobs yesterday, I instead took the opportunity to fill the car and take accumulated bags of rubbish to the skip – mainly bags of spent mortar from The Wall project, but also waste timber … Continue reading

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