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In The Garden – August Week 3

What is catching my eye at the moment? Well, for sure, the dahlias and begonias stand out, but my plant of the week is Rudbeckia.

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Six-on-Saturday – Mish Mash

I shall be very brief this week because as yet I haven’t mastered writing while cycling.

My Gardening Week
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Only So Much Time

A ruthless streak is necessary and I’m becoming more comfortable with it. I’ve over-extended myself and it hurts. There are many plants in the garden

My Gardening Week
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In The Garden – August Week 2

Lots and lots of cycling this week. 310km to be precise. This does mean less time in the garden, but things are generally under control.

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Six-on-Saturday – What3Words

I’m wondering… If motor plates can be bought for a fee, could I pay to have the algorithm personalised?

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Spoiler Alert

My wife says I’m a bit peculiar. If you’re a regular reader of Six-on-Saturday, you’re in for a mighty puzzle this week. If you’re not

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In The Garden – August Week 1.

I know it doesn’t make sense. Of course it doesn’t! But it’s happining nevertheless. I’m bringing a further (regular?) feature to my garden blog. Inspired

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Six-on-Saturday – Just Another Six

My question of the week is: Does the industry not sell seed of AGM plants with the deliberate intention of forcing me to buy the plants instead? Is it to maintain the genetic superiority of the plants? If so, it’s not cricket, ye oul lousers!

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Wednesday Wash

In the new front garden I put an old birdbath that came from my mam’s garden, filled it with water as is customary and waited

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Porridge Bread

Totally unrelated to gardening, cycling or anything else normally published here, I’m uploading a super (flourless, wheat-free) Porridge Bread recipe that was given to me

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Six-on-Saturday – Front And Back

Much has been happening out back. The potatoes blighted, Sweet Peas just keeled over quietly and the begonias sulked for overwatering. On a positive note, everything else is doing really well, and I’m content to overlook the disappointments.

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Old Age Garden

My first poem. I was helping a friend figure out a decent format for writing verse. Turns out I just went with the flow.

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Six-on-Saturday – Demolition

“Flying it” is a compliment given to a cyclist who is clearly very fit. Another phrase used is “going well”. Sounds understated, but equally complimentary. Both phrases are never used to describe oneself.

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Happy Gardening

This ecard brings to you the fun and frolics of summer. Best viewed in landscape mode on phone, with sound on. Just click on the

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Six-on-Saturday – Colour My World

It’s easy to overlook a plant in decline. I’ll photograph this once a month, to savour the importance of seeing beauty after the first flush of youth and maturity.

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Wildlife Wednesday

Resting now. I’m not sure who she is, but very welcome, I’d imagine. Pádraig.

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Six-on-Saturday – Here Comes Summer

While checking my three weather apps, I noticed that sunrise would be at 5:16am, so I got up just a bit earlier to get a photograph for the start of summer.