Monthly Archives: July 2015

More purple

Seems like this is the year of purple. Sitting on the patio last night, I noticed some flowers at the back of the garden. Uh! I didn’t remember planting any flowers there. Unless it was a spring bulb, late. Upon … Continue reading

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Peppers popping

After a week that looks like this    I was very pleased yesterday morning to see these    If the weather forecast is as predicted, they should be feeling more comfortable from now on. That said, the outdoor cucumbers have … Continue reading

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Fennel from a different angle

The first ever fennel I grew in my garden was the herb variety. I got a three inch pot from RHS Harlow Carr and put it in the pot with the fir tree I got from a friend as a … Continue reading

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Gob-smacked

Fiddling around, I’ve just come across the above photo. My first reaction was to laugh out loud. Seriously! This was my garden – yes, mine – only three years ago. I know it was spring, and early spring at that, … Continue reading

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Camley Street Nature Park

I found London a bit much on my visit over the last few days. The crowds, the buses and the concrete. Well, brick and stone….. Then, by chance, we discovered a centre along the lines of Skelton Grange Conservation Centre … Continue reading

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The strangest of photos!

I was about to start reading your blog posts when I noticed how my blog would look to someone else through reader. Oh! If you see a photo of a barbecue – or anything other than a Bob the Builder … Continue reading

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Garlic bulbils

I had forgotten about my garlic bolting, so when I came to sort out the now dry bulbs it was a surprise to see the umbels on the stalks.  At first, I thought they were small heads of garlic, although … Continue reading

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