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At the end of the year…

I don’t get the whole New Year’s Eve party thing.  I never have done and can recall being at a party as a teenager and wondering why we wanted to make so much fuss about time passing, and with those … Continue reading

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Russian roulette for [by] gardeners – an update

Back in May I wrote how the ink lettering on the labels in the dahlias I’d planted had vanished, soaked away into the cheap coffee stirrers I’d used as markers.  As a result I had to employ a bit of … Continue reading

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My “Olympic” allotment

  It has been a weekend of excitement in my neck of the woods.  The Olympic Cycle road race events came to the beautiful Surrey Hills, and Box Hill took centre stage.  So as you can imagine the garden, and … Continue reading

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Requiem

For the first time ever I am going to have to destroy a plant.  Not anything no longer wanted, in which case I always try to re-home wherever possible; and my allotment will be the richer for a number of … Continue reading

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Allotment challenges

Back to the allotment this morning; I knew things must be looking gloomy when, earlier in the week my other half offered to help me with it – gardening is not really his thing, but that said, now that I’m … Continue reading

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Allotment update

Work is progressing (albeit slowly) in the reclaiming of my allotment.  I usually have a couple of hours there every Sunday morning and reckon that at this rate it will take me a month of Sundays to get it into … Continue reading

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Sunlight and Shadows – using hard surfaces in the garden

My garden is only small; long and narrow, and with my passion for plants it could not really sustain enough grass to make keeping a lawn worthwhile.  That’s not to say I don’t like grass – a well kept lawn … Continue reading

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