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Thoughts for a winter’s day

(This post is from my other site  ‘The Handpicked Flower Company‘ I’m very conscious that I’ve neglected this blog of late, I suppose you could say I’ve been dormant, like so many things in the garden at this time of … Continue reading

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A wet Bank Holiday Monday

  It’s rained all day today.  It has been brilliant for the garden and my flower field, but in terms of being out of doors less good.  I’ve spend the day at my computer, with the aim of getting on … Continue reading

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Seeing green

I love the colour green; I like to wear it, I have rooms painted in green and most of all I love to see it in the garden.  And I find that this time of the year, when things have … Continue reading

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Back to the allotment

With the weather continuing so mild, and it managing to not really rain very much for the past few days I was desperate to get onto my allotment this weekend.  It is situated next to the footpath that I use … 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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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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Time away from home

I’ve just returned home from a week’s holiday in Pembrokeshire, walking part of the coast path and just taking time out to simply ‘be’ – it was fabulous.  The cottage we’d rented was a stone’s throw from the pub, and … 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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Happy Earth Day!

This is for all fellow gardeners out there working to make their plot, whatever the size, beautiful. Here in the Surrey Hills it is typical April weather, showers and sunshine; just perfect for making the flowers grow and helping to … Continue reading

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Preparing the ground

So, as this is my first post on my blog which as the name suggests will be about my garden (mostly) this post is the equivalent of me starting to dig the ground, to throw out the large stones and … Continue reading

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