Category Archives: trees

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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Round the garden in 80 days #55

On Saturday, I managed to speak to a doctor about my lack of sleep and tiredness over a long period of time and then had to rush down to the surgery for blood tests. As I was putting my jumper … 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 #33

It’s been a while since I posted, principally because I’ve been very busy – and worn out. I did however managed to do some garden-related activities. One was to give away a number of bay tree branches to a woman … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #42

At the beginning of January, I started a post entitled What’s in a tree? after reading the following article: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/when-tree-planting-goes-wrong This post went in Drafts and might never have been seen again, had I not today come across this article: … Continue reading

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A bowing bay

I got quite a surprise on Thursday morning. It had snowed overnight and quite heavily, so at last the excitement had arrived in my part of the world. I don’t seem to remember, when it last snowed heavily in 2019, … Continue reading

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The missing woodland

Last spring, my daughter and I tried to find some woodland on the other side of our village. We thought we’d found it but I was a little disappointed by its apparent size. Moving forward to this weekend, I had … Continue reading

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Regeneration

After work yesterday, I decided to take some exercise. Tuesdays generally follow a different routine as it is the evening my daughter has her piano lesson. Now, the lesson takes place through zoom which saves me a lot of time … Continue reading

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I’ve never seen those trees before!

I wasn’t sure if we should go into town (Leeds city centre) yesterday but there were some food stuffs that I needed and I would still rather not buy from supermarkets and large producers. Especially at this time, I fear, … Continue reading

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A country lane marred

At lunchtime, I decided to stretch my legs by posting my Mother’s Day card at the other end of the village. I hadn’t been on this particular walk for many months and as I entered the bridle path I was … Continue reading

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