Monthly Archives: April 2016

Once the snow had gone….

Yesterday, I posted a similar shot to this: However, instead of snow, the sun was now shining. So, almost by instinct, I was out in the garden, tending to the patch where I had put down extra cardboard and compost … Continue reading

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What’s that white stuff?

This morning, when I pulled back the curtains, I was rather surprised by the above scene. We have had hail and sleet this week, with unpleasantly low temperatures, so perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised. However, it is May on Sunday…. … Continue reading

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Spreading the muck

After finding a blue egg shell on the patio yesterday morning, I was taken up with doing some research into birds eggs and then their behaviour in general. I had been intending to start digging for the next hugel bed … Continue reading

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The blue birds egg

For the first time in my life, I have been presented with a bird’s egg upon opening the back door. It wasn’t crushed when I saw it on the patio but the shell was quite fragile. In comparison with a … Continue reading

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Chives, tomatoes and three sisters

Over the last few months, one or other of the indoor tomato plants has delivered a fruit. Not quite as small as the one today – but now that the days are longer and warmer, production has improved! Outside, the … Continue reading

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Ivy and other unwanted growth

  The ivy featured in the photo above came with the fir tree as a moving in present from a friend. It was therefore a little hard letting it go – but needs must. Whilst the ivy was in a … Continue reading

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Upon moving the Elijah Blue

It’s been a long time since I have spontaneously gone into the garden and then ended up on a roll. Blame it on my ornamental grass, Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’, if you will! The grass lived in the forest garden … Continue reading

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