Monthly Archives: February 2017

My potting shed

Twelve months ago, I blogged that my heart’s desire was a potting shed. I knew in my reality this could be but a pipe dream, considering the size of my garden – and I wasn’t sure about security. However, I … Continue reading

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Before and after 

I’ve been in tenderhooks all week, wondering if the base for my shed would be acceptable. This became all the more a concern, once I realised just how much I needed the shed. The wind the other day not only … Continue reading

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A crash in the night

Last night, there were high winds and inevitably there was disturbance in the garden. Friday can’t come soon enough for somewhere to store all the garden paraphernalia dotted about outside. This is what the wind did to stuff piled up … Continue reading

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Herb bed extension

A few years ago, whilst making a trench in the back garden, I came across an empty crisp packet from when the house was being built. Somehow it felt a bit creepy, even though the design of the packets hadn’t … Continue reading

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Getting to the bottom of matters 

Yesterday, we went on the hunt for a shed. Not only did it need to be a good quality shed, it needed to be delivered, carried through to my back garden and installed on a day I would be at … Continue reading

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Springing up 

What with going away last weekend and it still being too dark when I get home from work, not an awful lot of gardening has got done recently.  However, my curiosity has been piqued by the appearance of bulbs underneath … Continue reading

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Tame deer

The other day at Belton House in Lincolnshire we were in the playground when who should come to join us? It was a gruesome day, more like late December than mid-February, so we didn’t explore the parkland, although I was … Continue reading

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Houseleeks and other front garden matters

When I was at my parents’ at Christmas, I noticed some plants in their front garden which looked particularly attractive. Little did I realise at that time that they were in fact sempervivums, more commonly known as houseleeks, which I … Continue reading

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Greening Westminster

Yesterday, we went on a day trip to the Houses of Parliament in London. It was quite fascinating! There was too much information to take on board in one tour but just seeing the place where legislation is made helped … Continue reading

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By the back door

In a recent post, I mentioned that I intended to move two flagstones, which were part of the original patio, to create a path from the back door. Apart from any other considerations, this should minimise the amount of sand … Continue reading

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