Monthly Archives: October 2021

Around the garden in 80 days #11

Yesterday evening, I got sidetracked into playing online Scrabble with my friend who has cancer, so writing the next instalment on my blog slipped my mind. However, I definitely have news to report tonight. When I popped into the garden … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #10

I am once more at a point when there’s not a lot of work to be done in the garden until something else happens. Eg at the weekend, I decided not to take the French beans out, which meant in … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #9

It seems, yet again, that Sunday is not to be a gardening day. Instead of galavanting off to the coast, this one was dedicated to archery and I even came home with a trophy. Before anyone rushes to congratulate me … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #8

Well, I’m a tenth of the way through my quest to write 80 blogposts in 80 consecutive days and so far there appears to be plenty to say. Thus, after going to the monthly spinners’ guild meeting this morning, I … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #7

Yesterday, I posted about the cyclamen in the front garden, which have made a surprising recovery from earlier neglect. Today, the focus is on flowers which always manage well on their own. The first is nasturtiums, which come back year … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #6

Gosh, I can’t even remember when my dad gave me a pot of cyclamen but it must have been before the pandemic. As tends to happen, the pot then stood on the patio by the pond and didn’t get watered … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #5

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been collecting windfalls from the Reinette OrlĂ©ans. These are cooking apples but are sweet enough not to need sugar – in my opinion, at least. The apples are actually ready to be picked directly … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #4

Are you confused by the seasons because I certainly am? The garden is winding down but one of the rhubarb crowns seems still to be going strong. The rhubarb shown in the pot by the pond was a baby I … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #3

I’m cheating slightly here, as we went out on Sunday, so strictly speaking there is no post for Day 3. Side Oven Bakery near Driffield opened its doors for apple picking, so we took the opportunity to buy some flour … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #2

Yesterday evening, towards dusk, the back garden was full of birds. This included a blue tit, which was having a merry time flitting round the trees, presumably looking for insects. I may have seen the occasion blue tit previously but … Continue reading

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