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The rain keeps running away

On Tuesday, there was an horrific multiple pile-up on the M62, which had major repercussions for getting home that evening. So, I eventually got off the standstill bus and ran to the train station. I got even more exercise by … Continue reading

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Whittling and old tights

It was wonderful weather for the workday at Old Sleningford Farm where we go once a month. I took one of my friends and I hope she enjoyed it as much as we did. One of the jobs my daughter … Continue reading

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Snails get everywhere

When my Orleans Reinette (dessert apple tree) was still but a maiden, a very large snail decided to clumb up the trunk. So, I put a copper band round the truck and didn’t see any more snails, even though the … Continue reading

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Round things

We first visited Helmsley Walled Garden last autumn and in spite of the best intentions hadn’t actually been back again before today. However, as we were on foot (in other words, not having to worry about bicycles as we had … Continue reading

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This year’s apples¬†

Each time I count how many apples there are on my tree it comes out at a different number. However, if we say there are up to forty that means it is nearly four-fold more than last year. It has … Continue reading

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March shoots

After walking into our local town and being given the all-clear on a potential glaucoma diagnosis, then taking a delightful walk back through the park, I was struck down with what I can only think is a bout of food … Continue reading

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First day of the month update 

Well, it’s December and I have done virtually nothing in the garden for at least a month. That’s not to say that nothing has been happening. For one thing, the frost has melted the nasturtiums. Or that’s the nearest approximation … Continue reading

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