Category Archives: End of Month View

End of Month View: Winter Beckons

Winter is definitely beckoning with the garden looking increasingly stark in green and brown monochrome. It is nevertheless an exciting time, with the thrill (yes, indeed) of  cutting back and generally tidying up the year’s efforts with the promise of … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Golden Threads Amongst the Green

Although the garden is still overwhelmingly green (and thankfully without frost-blackened dahlias on my return from a few days at my Mum’s), there are flashes of gold in places, particularly in the second picture of the streamside grass and shrub … Continue reading

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End of Month View: No Corsets

The garden Unlaces its stays And exhales, Sitting back and Relishing the freedom. Time poverty, Benign neglect And Autumn Conspire To bring dissipation: Plants loll And jostle, Leaning against Their tipsy friends; Like squatters, Weeds take advantage Of the laxness, … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Hidden Disarray!

From last Saturday’s post, which featured a number of unidentified projects, you may have correctly assumed that we have a number of changes ‘on the go’; other than a single largely completed one, August’s End of Month View carefully ensures … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Who Stole July?

Having been casting a critical eye over the garden in the last few weeks I was wondering yesterday if I could incorporate my thoughts into an End of Month View post – and then I realised that the end of … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Different Bells, Different Whistles

After our third and final garden opening day of the year we can begin to assess the relative benefits of opening for three days instead of the two days of the previous two years. My first thought is that the … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Ready(ish) and Waiting

Was it only a week ago that there were collywobbles loitering with intent to unsettle? Well, they didn’t hang around for long, and the absence of our usual activities due to a Bank Holiday weekend meant additional time to crack … Continue reading

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