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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.

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That’s A First

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

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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.

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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

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Here Come The Storms

MetEireann, in collaboration with UK and Dutch counterparts, have wasted no time in releasing the 2021-2022 storm names.

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In The Garden – August Week 4

The Begonias are delightful. I spent some time eyeing them up in order to decide which ones to keep and which ones must go.

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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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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

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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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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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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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Throwback Thursday

And so you pour yourself into it, care so much, and see up close so much birth, and growth, and beauty, and danger, and triumph. And then everything dies anyway, right? But you just keep doing it.

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Free To A Good Home

As a result of the recent muggy evenings, there are an estimated eighteen thousand snails and slugs crawling about. Effectively, I only need about five

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Throwback Thursday

Here’s a look back to July 2020. I have a central area on the patio which changes in appearance regularly. In it I have some

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Sweet Pea Special

If this were a video, you’d hear me saying something like: “How are your Sweet Peas?” You like the fragrance of sweet peas? These beauties

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Just Three Things – Cheering Up My Sunday

Here we go again with my formerly-regular Just Three Things. In case you’re unfamiliar with this, I write regularly about my short early morning wander

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Ahead of Myself

I took a look back to this day two years ago when I started the annual powerwashing. This is a real pain in the neck

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A Death In The Family

With heavy heart, I write of a death in the family. Fifty-eight small seedlings froze to death in the glasshouse last night. When I heard

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Week#4/21 Review

Yesterday, I had my first Zoom call with Joe since his inauguration last Wednesday. We agreed on a wide range of issues. A spokesman, who