Category Archives: Pond and bog garden

Round the garden in 80 days #67

I am probably a bit late to the show here but yes! it did snow here on the last day of March. All told, this winter we’ve had much more frost than has been usual in the past few years … 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 #36

Yesterday morning, when I opened the curtains, I was greeted with the following view: Fortunately, I hadn’t planned to do any work today because we were off on a day trip to Addingham for spinning supplies and a meal at … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #29

I didn’t get time to write an instalment yesterday, although I did get out into the garden. So, tonight there are two small features. First up is the flower that I moved yesterday. It might be a lily. That seemed … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #18

Sadly, but as I’d half expected, I couldn’t squeeze in any work in the garden today. I did, however, have enough time for a walk round in order to take a couple of shots of the flowers which have recently … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #16

At last, autumn work of substance is under way in the garden! Before we went out yesterday, I took the plunge and removed the French beans that had been growing in a spot by the pond. Perhaps the snails had … Continue reading

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Norfolk Police appeal for information after discovery of dead kite, believed shot

While I continue to enjoy the antics of my pigeons, doves and blackbirds, this is what some people get up to! Norfolk Police are appealing for information after the discovery of a dead red kite in the Cockley Cley area … Continue reading

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Making room for Rheum

When is rhubarb not rhubarb? When it’s a plant in the Rheum family but not edible and has the name of ‘Ace of Hearts’. It might still have medicinal properties, which is why I decided to plant the one I … Continue reading

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End of August (oops, that should read July!) flower round-up

My flowers might not be the magnificent display that I see elsewhere in the blogging world but they have brought a smile to my face when I’ve popped out for a breather this week. Overall, it seems there are a … Continue reading

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Some vigour at last!

The information I gleaned about my dwarf water lily (Nymphoides peltata) was that it was a vigorous plant, so much so that it could be invasive. However, last year it showed no such characteristic. Then of course it died down … Continue reading

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