Category Archives: Gardening

Round the garden in 80 days #72

This post has been a long time coming because…. It took the scaffolders three weeks to collect the scaffolding which had been gracing the back of the house after the solar panels had been installed. This not only dampened my … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #71

Since 11am today, my house has consumed no electricity from the grid. And why is that? On Friday, I got a surprise. The scaffolders had been expected yesterday but in their wisdom had turned up on the wrong day and … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #70

When I started my ‘Round the garden in 80 days’ series, I expected to finish it by New Year. Yet here we are hurtling towards the summer equinox and still eleven posts to go, including this one. One the plus … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #69

It’s been a while since I wrote a post! Life has been chugging along but there was nothing particularly salient in the garden to comment on. One apple tree lost its blossom on a gusty day but the others are … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #68

The last post I wrote on the garden featured snow. The weather couldn’t be more different now with bright sunshine and temperatures edging towards 20. We are also onto the next phase of spring flowers. The glory of the snow … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #66

When I moved a purple sprouting broccoli bush from one location to another last autumn, it had been more wishful thinking than expectation that motivated me. However, I am pleased to report that fully grown PSB plants are amenable to … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #65

I finally made it to a garden centre for dahlia tubers. In my mind, I had wanted the cactus variety but in the event I was taken by others, which I will no doubt report on in due course. The … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #64

Life seems to be taking over my blogging time but I am finally posting a photo I took a few days ago. Today is the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. It has been beautifully sunny over the last few … Continue reading

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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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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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