Category Archives: Social

On the blue spectrum

It took me quite a while to locate the hostas at Belton Garden Centre this morning. I’d seen the variety, Halcyon, on another blog and was quite captivated by its blueness. The one I bought wasn’t quite as blue as … Continue reading

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Garlic mustard and other surprises

Last year, I acquired a sheep’s fleece and I made a loom with the aim of weaving a mat. Except I decided to have a go at using the drop spindle I’d bought my daughter as she had been fascinated … Continue reading

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A beautiful Easter

Carr House Farm in the Yorkshire Wolds opened its doors for Good Friday and in addition to buying a few months’ supply of bread flour, I took a walk round to see how the farm looked in spring time. A … Continue reading

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Walking in the rain

After the volunteer workday at Old Sleningford Farm, we had time to pop along to Clifton Castle, which is in the vicinity. It is one of the private properties which opens its doors to visitors once or twice a year … Continue reading

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Fritillaries and foraging

Today was one of unexpected surprises. My parents had promised us a trip to Rutland Water and in the nearby village of Thistleton. By coincidence, I’d seen a blog post about Tulbaghia violacea ‘Silver Lace’, a perennial garlic with pale … Continue reading

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Another unnamed gift

One of the other members of my Knit and Natter group asked me if I would be interested in something from her garden. It apparently likes damp soil, so I thought why not for the bog garden. I’m not so … Continue reading

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I am not alone!

This morning when I woke up, there was a birthday surprise behind the curtains. One daylily seed had germinated, before sometime last autumn and now there is another – at last. Anyway, there are various jobs I could have been … Continue reading

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