Category Archives: seed sowing

Twenty Nine Bags of Compost

Having decided it would be not only an interesting but also a useful exercise to see how many bags of compost I use in a year, I kept all the empty bags together till now. Subscribing to Which? Gardening magazine, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Glow-in-the-Dark

The appearance of a jar of turmeric as a prop in a Monday vase may seem a little incongruous, but in the absence of anything like a ‘glow stick’ or watch with luminous fingers I Googled ‘household items that glow … Continue reading

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At Last Hurrah!

After a couple of months of heat, blue skies and no rain we have finally had a day of welcome coolness, grey skies and RAIN! Yesterday felt damp and there was a little rain, but it was warm and there … Continue reading

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Top May Blooms: a Recurring Theme

The wisteria may be a little half-hearted this year having suffered, I think, from the cold northerly winds we had in March, but elsewhere in the garden things are definitely hotting up – and with a recurring theme. Chloris of … Continue reading

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Tucked Up

We have had glorious sunshine this weekend and the solar panels have generated power at their highest level so far this year; however, the panels don’t notice the temperature and it has been bitterly cold with the projected Siberian weather … Continue reading

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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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