Category Archives: Social

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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Medieval frescoes

In a departure from musings about the environment and garden observations, today I’m going to show you the inside of Pickering Church. One of the Palm Sunday archers with Towton Battlefield Society had told me about medieval frescoes at St … 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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Round the garden in 80 days #59

The winds have been too high for me to do anything meaningful in the garden. Fortunately, there has been no damage. In any case, I am still wondering what to do about patches such as the crocosmia. How much longer … Continue reading

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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 #56

After a tense few days of waiting for the results of the blood tests I had had the Saturday before, I finally got an appointment at my doctor’s surgery on Thursday. The health professional I spoke to was a Physician … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #42

On Friday, I had trouble cutting the end of a sourdough loaf and would have cut the end of one of my fingers off instead, had it not been for the sharp pain in my left forefinger. The upshot of … 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 #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 on 80 days #23

I’d hoped that the clocks going back on Sunday wouldn’t prevent a smooth continuation of my series of blog posts. Inevitably, however, yesterday I didn’t get the chance to do anything meaningful apart from my paid job. Today would have … Continue reading

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