Category Archives: composting

Time On My Hands

At last I have had time on my hands to get out in the garden and get on with all those seasonal jobs, managing at least a couple of hours most afternoons this week – and what a difference it … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Seasonal Stuff

With our first proper frost just over a week ago there have been some dramatically seasonal changes in the garden, with any remaining leaves on the witch hazels quickly changing colour before they too drop off – the one above … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Time to Push Up the Daisies?

Whilst clearing the contents of the cutting beds, I have sometimes hesitated, holding back the secateurs and erring on the side of caution and leaving some of the annuals a little longer; calendula have fallen into this category although really … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: A Week and More of Flowers

Blogging friend Cathy of Words and Herbs needed something to cheer herself up and, guessing that others might be feeling the same, suggested that from Sunday the 22nd through to Saturday the 28th of November we shared one or more … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the Times They are a Changin’

Cooler temperatures and blistery blustery Thursday have ensured that things in the garden are very much a changin’, but I for one have no objection. There is something about the seasonal changes at this time of year that brings out … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Muck Spreading

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The Busiest of Times, the Quietest of Times

It has been a strange fortnight, beginning as it did with Christmas Day on a Monday; with leap years, I think this must be the first Christmas since I finished work  that has fallen on a Monday and somehow it … Continue reading

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Winter Drawers On

Oops, silly me, ‘Winter Draws On’ is what I meant to say! Yes indeed, with each chilly night the new day sees more evidence of the impending wintry season, with Persicaria ‘Painters Palette’ drying to a cold crisp overnight and … Continue reading

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Where There’s Muck…

… hopefully there will be healthy plants next year, so because winter pruning the wisteria has been deferred until Storm Barbara has passed us by I have instead been distributing various composts around the garden, starting with 2015’s compost (above) … Continue reading

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