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I love Mondays (the hawthorn bush has gone)!

On Mondays, I get seven hours to myself and after all the gallavanting about I did this weekend I really needed some space. However, the trouble with hours of unfettered freedom is that it tends to get frittered away without … Continue reading

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Space

Over the last few days, I’ve been contemplating what to do about the space once occupied by the garden path. In truth, it is never far from my mind but on Friday evening I decided I am going to get … Continue reading

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It’s out!!!

Last night, I made a concerted effort to get the root of half the hawthorn bush out. I dug out as much soil round the roots out as I could and cut all the roots that were visible. Then I … Continue reading

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Up with the garden path 2014 Part Six: is it root or is it rubble?

I’m now onto what I think will be the toughest part of sorting my garden out. I’ve chopped off as many of the hawthorn branches as I can, which means it is over to the digging now. Three to four … Continue reading

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Up with the garden path 2014 Part Four: clearing the snail bed

When I moved into my house nearly five years ago, the garden was infested with slugs and snails. They were everywhere and ate everything. Nothing could stop them. Then as I cleared out all the bushes of various kinds, and … Continue reading

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Up with the garden path 2014 Part Three: the bypass loppers

I woke up this morning with a degree of excitement: it was a day without any commitments or social engagements and I was going to one of my favourite garden centres to buy something to cut my hawthorn bush down … Continue reading

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Up with the garden path 2014 Part One

Last year, I started work on removing the garden path that ran down the then vegetable patch at the back on the right hand side. My orginal idea had been to have a new path meandering across the garden with … Continue reading

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Mother and daughter sharing the gardening chores

My daughter was enticed into the garden by the possibility of using the secateurs. Continue reading

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