Monthly Archives: February 2022

Round the garden in 80 days #61

Spring is in the air. I felt it for the first time yesterday as I left the house to pick up our weekly provisions. The hellebores have been out for a while but the crocuses have also made an appearance … Continue reading

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Wilder National Parks | Rewilding Britain

Hello everybody, I’ve just come across this petition, set up by Rewilding Britain, calling for wilder national parks. I was shocked to learn that there are more trees in Leeds than in the Peak District! ‘We want to see our … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #60

I had na├»vely thought that if I left my spinners, weavers and dyers meeting early yesterday, I could get home to do a spot of work in the garden. Instead, I left early, as around lunchtime it had started to … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #59

The winds have been too high for me to do anything meaningful in the garden. Fortunately, there has been no damage. In any case, I am still wondering what to do about patches such as the crocosmia. How much longer … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #58

Yay! It looks like the new rhubarb is the winner of this year’s ‘competition’ to see which plant emerges first. The front garden had some contenders but they were just too slow. I noticed the rhubarb leaf poking through the … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #57

Friday morning was surprisingly sunny, so I took the secateurs and cut down the raspberry canes. I had been deliberating their removal but there has been and will continue to be enough of that elsewhere in the garden. I had … Continue reading

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