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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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The healing power of the garden

I’ve had one of those weeks; feeling totally frazzled and strung out with work and so tired.  So today I left the office early.  And spent some time weeding in my garden and now feel so much better.  I think … Continue reading

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A busy day

Well the sun has been shining this weekend, perhaps not quite as much as the forecasters predicted on Friday, but I’m not complaining; it has stayed dry and been warm(ish).  Had today to myself, so have probably spent longer in … Continue reading

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Planting up the new garden 1

This is the blank canvas I had to play with a year ago, surely every gardener’s dream, lots of lovely rich soil just waiting to be planted! My brief to my garden designer had been that I would do the … Continue reading

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Latest acquisition

I wanted to share my latest ‘treasure’ for the garden – this is Iris ‘Sinister Desire’ – which is perhaps rather a forbidding name for such a beauty. If you read my last post you will know one of my … Continue reading

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Transformation – complete!

The first photo here is of my transformed garden one year ago today (please note any member of the Hosepipe Police checking in, I’m not contravening the ban; the photo is 12 months old!)  The landscapers had packed away their … Continue reading

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Long weekend ahead…

It’s Thursday evening, it is damp and chilly, the clouds are so low I can’t see the top of the hill.  I’m telling myself we still need the rain; we do, and that it is good for the garden; it … Continue reading

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