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Thought For The Day
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Glencree

July 2022. Since Easter, I’ve not been as regular with the garden writing. The truth is that I’ve been looking for a different angle. I

My Gardening Week
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Just A Thought

In January 2023, six months from now, I’ll be looking forward to what lies ahead for the new garden season! The wheel of life keeps

My Gardening Week
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The Living Is Easy

Following on from words of wisdom from GARRY COWARD-WILLIAMS earlier this week, here’s something very similar from Lucy Hall. Lucy is the editor of Gardeners’

My Gardening Week
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Enjoying

“Are you enjoying your garden this summer? I mean: are you really enjoying it? This may seem a daft question, as most gardens are reaching

Plant
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Hydrangea

It’s my first time growing hydrangea. It has only taken me thirty something years to take the plunge, and I’m delighted that I did. It’s

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Normal Is Overrated

Normally, leeks would be harvested and eaten before the middle of June. Normally, December to March might be about right, I think. In any case,

My Gardening Week
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Out And About

I’m thrilled to be able to finalise what I’m going to do, but as yet I’ve no real intention of doing much, except in my head.

My Gardening Week
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That’s A First

A garden centre visit was squeezed in at the very last moment, without advance planning.

Special Events
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There Will Be Flowers

Right up to the seventies or eighties, folks didn’t really have gardens. Any small plot of ground would likely have been used to grow potatoes and vegetables.

Special Events
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Little Christmas Day

The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak, and sing with us when we are strong.

My Gardening Week
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Frightful

I’m tucked cosily inside, my chores for the day are done and I think it’d be a good time to break open the Kindle.

Special Events
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Jingle Bells

I’ve surfaced just in time to wish all my friends and gardening acquaintances a very Happy Christmas.

My Gardening Week
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Ready For Winter

Bank Holiday Monday was mild and dry, so it seemed like a good time to finish the patio tidy-up. The remaining Begonias (bar one) were

Six on Saturday
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This Too Shall Pass

Nothing cures a common cold, not even Jemeson whiskey. However, against all the odds, I keep trying for a breakthrough.

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Wordless Wednesday (Almost)

Here I am, settling in to my new blog home at GrowWriteRepeat.ie Easy to remember: Grow Write Repeat Dot IE I’ve moved from my old

Six on Saturday
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Six-on-Saturday – No Time To Die

This little conifer doesn’t look right. I’ve a feeling there’s something wrong. In fact, I’d say there’s something happening underground that’s not helping matters.