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First day of the month (and a fantastic homecoming)

This month, I wasn’t at home for the first day of the month, as we had a week away. While the holiday was great (more about that later), it was with a degree of trepidation that I left all my … Continue reading

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First day of September (Garden looking lusher)

In my series of posts looking at the difference a month makes to the garden, I’m pleased that the main section is looking greener again, now that the poppies have all been removed. I actually think poppies have a negative … Continue reading

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The difference a month makes – or not 

Last month, I decided to start a series of posts comparing the garden throughout the year, taking a photo on the first day of the month. This was the garden on 1st July. And here is the garden today, 1st … Continue reading

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More of some and less of another

This evening, as I was turning the compost and moving that which was almost ready to the other bin, I noticed I didn’t have as much to put into the finishing off bin as I used to.  At first, I … Continue reading

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The north-south divide

Before I started the front garden make-over, I had been concerned that nothing would flourish there, since it is on the north side of the house. In truth, it is actually northeast-facing, so in the summer it does get a … Continue reading

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Underneath the Christmas tree

After a rough week at work, the last thing I expected was to have done a number of jobs in the garden by ten past nine this morning. The first thing was tending to the hebe, which was looking decidedly … Continue reading

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The bumblebee sting

Still in my pyjamas, it seemed like a good idea to do some strawberry picking while the sun was out earlier on. The strawberries aren’t totally ripe but I couldn’t bare the thought of losing them (all). It’s a bit … Continue reading

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