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June 2020

June was just fantastic. Glorious sunshine with temperatures in mid twenties until the 20th. Rain was badly needed and arrived in wheelbarrow-loads. Highlights: The fence

Three on Tuesday

First off, this is a bit of a cheat! I wandered the garden yesterday before breakfast. So really it’s Three on Monday to add to

Cheering Up My Monday

Geranium Rozanne is in full flower. One of my top ten plants, it brings me great joy. I had moved it about six weeks ago,

Three on Tuesday

Rozanne is of the Geranium clan, and I’ve loved her for many a year.

Six on Saturday – Raindrops

20th June 2020. The garden really did need some rain. It needed a bit more than some. So, naturally we were thrilled to get a

Japanese Maple Seiryu

My Seiryu is just turning three. Sounds vaguely like a proud dad informing his mates down the pub about his daughter’s upcoming birthday! My Seiryu

Just Three Things

Most mornings I take a very short stroll down the garden while my boiled egg is boiling and my toast is toasting.

Six on Saturday – Remembering

Thinking cap on to look for an angle… Now where did I put that cap? If I could just find my glasses, I’d see it clearly.

Hosepipe Ban

It was inevitable, really. Following very wet weather back in January and February, we haven’t had much rain since. April was dry, May was the

This Week in the Garden

Monday, 1st June, shortly after 7am: I am shocked to witness the sheer brazenness of our resident blackbird, as she munched through the very first

Heuchera

I have fond memories of Mike who always took the time to speak with customers at Blackwater Garden Centre, and always gave great advice. I