Category Archives: pests and weeds

Six on Saturday: at the Bottom of the Garden

Most of today’s Six are at the bottom of the garden, the ‘working end’ with the greenhouse, cutting beds and fruit cage, so in the absence of a theme or better title we have the unimaginative one above. I feel … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Mystery, Exotica and Miracles

I had forgotten how much I liked the colour of this hippeastrum, Red Lion, which always reminds me of red silk. This is the one I used to treat myself to each year if I hadn’t been presented with one … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Pest Control

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Fruit and Salad

The garden will have found the damp morning refreshing after this week’s sunshine and the rain was a welcome sight for the recently planted out seedlings. The promised dry afternoon arrived and pottering about jobs continued apace, keeping on top … Continue reading

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Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall

Another sharp frost but with glorious blue skies again made it a raw day, not conducive to carrying out tasks in the garden but nonetheless appropriate conditions for this time of year. I showed willing by quickly pruning sideshoots of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Spot the Difference

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Slugging it Out

It may have been wet for much of yesterday but that didn’t stop several rambles round the garden at various times of day. On the first ramble I noticed that Clematis ‘Rebecca’ was looking a little ragged and guessing who … Continue reading

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The Two Imposters

There may well be many successes in the garden and plans coming to fruition, but that is not to say there have not been failures too. The fruit cage and its contents rarely appear on the blog and in fact … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: (another) Crime Scene

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And Who’s Been Eating MY Fritillaries?

I have sympathised with Jessica at Rusty Duck and Pauline at Lead up the garden path when they have recounted their tales of fritillary-eating pheasants, but I knew pheasants were unlikely to visit our garden despite its semi-rural location. Our … Continue reading

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