Monthly Archives: December 2021

Round the garden in 80 days #45

For Christmas, I got the following book: and was eager to try out some of the recipes, especially after yesterday purchasing the necessary spices which are generally not in my store cupboard. So, this morning was filled with kneading and … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #44

Now I think I know what has been causing footprints in the garden. I’d been reticent to mention seeing them, for fear of being considered a bit paranoid. So, I decided I must have somehow made them myself, albeit quite … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #43

In the summer, there was a good crop of red currants. I had an idea that these would make an adequate substitute for cranberry sauce at Christmastime, so a few days ago they came out of the freezer and became … Continue reading

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Police release CCTV image linked to arson attack at Chris Packham’s home

Hampshire Constabulary have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in relation to an arson attack at Chris Packham’s home. The image … Police release CCTV image linked to arson attack at Chris Packham’s home

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Round the garden in 80 days #42

On Friday, I had trouble cutting the end of a sourdough loaf and would have cut the end of one of my fingers off instead, had it not been for the sharp pain in my left forefinger. The upshot of … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #41

It’s several weeks, if not months, since I bought the juniper for the front garden. First, I left in the pot in the position where I thought it would be best planted so that I could gauge whether this was … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #40

It’s that time of year again when the holly at the bottom of the back garden gets its festive trim. I can’t believe how much the tree has grown since I discovered it. Originally, there had been a fence at … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #39

I’d had grand plans for today but hadn’t factored in the rain. However, after I’d been out to collect a brush on a retractable pole from a fellow Freegler on the other side of the village I decided to do … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #38

On the way out to collect this next week’s victuals, I noticed a pigeon feasting on cotoneaster berries across the road. It was oblivious to me, although I didn’t want to chance it being scared off by me getting out … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #37

Catkins. I really hadn’t expected my hazel trees to produce any catkins this year as they are only three years old. I’m certainly very excited. Does this mean that the trees could produce nuts from them? And if so, when … Continue reading

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