Category Archives: Gardening

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 #53

Today was glorious – warm, relatively speaking, and sunny. After sleeping in and then reading, there wasn’t time to take advantage of the good weather but that didn’t stop me thinking about the garden. In a departure from crime fiction, … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #51

Fortunately, the local electrics shop was able to save the kitchen radio. The lead had come loose from the plug over Christmas and I’d been unsure whether a replacement lead and plug could be found. Little did I know that … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #48

I love being on holiday when it’s a normal workday. In this case, it meant that today I could peruse the wares at IKEA without having to navigate through throngs of people. My New Year’s resolution is to finally make … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #47

Another small job was ticked off the list this lunchtime: the new rhubarb crown moved from its pot to a place in the ground. The crown reminded me of an octopus in shape, though I doubt it is quite as … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #46

It’s time to calculate approximately how much produce the garden gave me last year, in 2021. The result is a disappointing £180. When I see the results of other gardeners’ labours, it is clear that more could be done in … Continue reading

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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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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 #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 #35

On Monday, I ended up being very busy after piling half the contents of the dalek compost bin onto the new raised bed but I made further progress this morning. Overnight, I remembered I had more sheep’s fleece, this time … Continue reading

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