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Six on Saturday: a Bit of Weather

I treated myself to a new weather monitor this week, the previous one which I have had for over 10 years having begun to be less reliable, especially in terms of rainfall. Like most gardeners, I have always taken a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Progress, but Slow

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Six on Saturday: Something for Nothing…or Not Much

At the end of the 2019 season, our local garden centre heavily discounted all their remaining bulbs at the end of December; this season’s, however, were only reduced by 50% at New Year, so when I heard last weekend that … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Jail Break!

Our neighbour on the hedge side, who died two or three years ago, had a habit of using random items to fill gaps in the hedge in a bid to stop his dog getting out – he was particularly fond … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Glowing in the Arctic

It has been pretty chilly here for over a week, with temperatures barely rising above 2ÂșC; we had a little snow on Tuesday but it is snowing again now, with heavy snow showers forecast for much of the evening. Not … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Geode

It is a few weeks since any of the fantasy chrysanthemums from the Coop were picked for a vase or posy, but as you may have seen from my last post they are both still in bloom; however, the flowers … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Cold Stone Tea

There are still some very fine blooms on the fantasy chrysanthemums in the Coop, but something different was called for this week, gleaned from leaner borders. I say different, but it still involves chrysanthemums, this time of the hardy variety … 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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In a Vase on Monday: the Spider’s Touch

The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line. Alexander Pope ‘An Essay on Man’, 1733 You may have guessed from recent posts that after featuring my other fantasy chrysanthemum In a Vase on … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Under the Sea

The seaweed is always greener In somebody else’s lake You dream about going up there But that is a big mistake Just look at the world around you Right here on the ocean floor Such wonderful things surround you What … Continue reading

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