Category Archives: greenhouse

Beginagain (like Michael Finnegan, but without involving whiskers)

There was an old man named Michael Finnegan, He grew whiskers on his chinnegan, The wind came down and blew them in again, Poor old Michael Finnegan (beginagain) And so the song continues with various other mishaps experienced by the … Continue reading

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In the Frame

Like Christina, it has been a busy week in the garden – well, with garden related things to be more accurate, as all but torrential rain on Wednesday ensured I stuck to drier tasks both then and at other times … Continue reading

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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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In A Vase on Monday: Winter Beauty

Although just a young shrub, winter flowering honeysuckle Lonicera purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’, has been flowering generously for a few weeks – but at the back of the shrub border where I can’t catch its fragrance. I had intended to use … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: More Than Just a ‘Drop

Yesterday’s weather forecast, for heavy snow all morning from 5.00am or so and light snow for the rest of the day, proved correct, giving us 3″ by mid morning and a gradual increase since then. Tomorrow, although dry, will see … Continue reading

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All From a Pint Pot

I referred recently to the extra 9 square feet or so of extra space that the greenhouse extension would be providing, but in practice this is just the additional floor space and with an industrious Golfer and extensions to the … Continue reading

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Nine Square Feet

The Golfer has diligently been working on what we can now call ‘the greenhouse extension’, interrupted only by our visit to my Mum’s, and has made a brilliant job of cutting the bargain greenhouse and joining it almost seamlessly to … Continue reading

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