Category Archives: greenhouse

Six on Saturday: Surprises

Having somehow lost the photos I was going to use, I nearly didn’t post today – but guessing they might have been accidentally deleted I managed to find them in the recycling bin and restore them…whew! Today’s six are all … Continue reading

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Six Signs of Spring on Saturday, and an Anniversary

I missed Six on Saturday last week, running out of time after an afternoon visit to Ashwood Nurseries and John’s Garden there, although in hindsight I could have cobbled something together from the few photos I had taken. You will … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bottling It

The Coop is currently home to a number of flowering bulbs and the indoor narcissi are beginning to come into their own, joining the hyacinths in pumping out their strong fragrance. If I was to bottle the fragrance of any … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Arctic Bells

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Six on Saturday: Woe is Me!

…. not me, but the Lanky Lodger, whom I found sprawled out on his bench earlier in the week. wailing and gnashing his teeth. Sadly, he has proved to be a short-lived sculpture, despite the number of coats of primer … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, Mostly Inconsistent

January seems to be have been unusually overcast with only a few days offering any blue sky or noticeable sunshine, and it will be interesting to compare the final output of our solar panels with those of previous Januarys. The … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: the Waiting Game

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Six on Saturday: Behold a Great Light…

…and the angel Gabriel appeared, the only main season snowdrop likely to be flowering at Christmas. Last year two thirds of the specials were poking their noses through, with six in flower, an all-time record here; this year looks to … Continue reading

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A Few Things on Sunday

I seem to have been playing catch-up or catch-forward a lot recently, with several posts scheduled ahead and concentrated blitzing of replying to comments when time allowed, and I apologise for my overall neglect of blogging friends and their blogs. … Continue reading

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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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