Tag Archives: hosta

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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A distraction from work

Somehow my ironing board, aka my desk, has repositioned itself across the front window. This means the curtains need to be closed if I am teaching, so the students can see me on the screen, but otherwise it gives me … 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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Not vermicelli

Okay, I’ve used my car today, so clearly I’ve got a carbon footprint. At the same time, I’m feeling uplifted by one or two events which have taken place. First off, I took my latest finished book along to the … Continue reading

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The rise and fall of the leaf

First, the current success: The lettuce are doing well at the moment. As with the onions, I have been deliberating over the necessity of a cloche. In a few nights the night time temperatures are expected to drop to three … Continue reading

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Rain, sun and sleep

Inspired by A Tale of Two Gardens, I popped outside to check on my hosta. This year because of all the extra vegetation surrounding it, I have been unable to put the usual crushed eggshells round it. I had thought I … Continue reading

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