Category Archives: End of Month View

End of Month View: August Beckons

The last few months have been stuffed with so many dates, particularly with the garden openings and a baby due, that I hadn’t really looked beyond the end of July – and all of a  sudden we are in August … Continue reading

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End of Month View: June, Gone But Not Forgotten

With everything leading up to the garden opening, it’s been such a busy month – but there has been plenty to notice in the garden when I haven’t been cake-making, deadheading, erecting signs or counting the takings: wonderful roses and … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Why Has June Come so Soon?

It seems next no time since we came back from my Mum’s at the beginning of May and planting out in the cutting beds began – now it’s the beginning of June and the cutting beds look well established  with … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Green, Green and.. um, More Green

Green is very definitely THE colour at the end of April this year but there are delightful splashes of colour from tulips throughout the garden and lots of promising buds – aquilegia in particular, but also the first of the … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Spring has Sprung

Someone asked recently in one of their posts which plant people most looked forward to as a symbol of spring. I think most of us probably wouldn’t be able to identify one specific plant and it perhaps takes a combination … Continue reading

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The End of Another Grey Month, February EOMV

Just as in January, our solar panel monitor shows that this February has had the lowest amount of sunshine of all the years since the panels were installed in 2011, and barely two thirds of the sun we enjoyed at … Continue reading

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End of Month View for a Grey January

The monthly records I keep of electricity generation from our solar panels confirm how grey this month has been, with less sun this January than other since we first had the panels in 2011. It has not been especially rainy … Continue reading

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