Monthly Archives: September 2021

Autumnal excitement

The daisy-like flowers that invited themselves to grow round the pond (I think they are Michaelmas daisies) have been attracting honey bees in droves. Or perhaps I should say ‘hives’. Are they visible in the photo below? For me, the … Continue reading

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Scrumptious apple crop

The Scrumptious apples have been falling off the tree, some of them rotten due to codling moth invasion. Yesterday, it therefore felt like the right time to pick and start processing. The above picture shows about half of them, which … Continue reading

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A week in pictures

After a week which I was glad to see the back of, I’ve just had one of annual leave and managed to pack quite a lot in, although very little gardening is in the mix. Most forays into the garden … Continue reading

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A puffer ball

The title of this post is a new word for me. At Helmsley Walled Garden last week, I’d seen the flowers on globe artichokes and decided to touch them. Immediately, the thought of puffer balls came to mind, as the … Continue reading

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What a nice seat to sit at

Do you notice how sometimes time can be fast and slow simultaneously? August seemed to stretch on for ever and now suddenly it’s September. Hurrah! Autumn is making its approach with cooler, darker evenings, rosy apples and too many events … Continue reading

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One tomato plant down

The tomato plant in the large pot, sandwiched between the dalek composter and the raspberry canes, was doing really well. No doubt in part because it had lots of compost to dig its roots into. Perhaps it also benefitted from … Continue reading

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