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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

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Cheering Up My Monday – Blackbird

4th January 2021. Last winter I posted regularly for the #shortdayschallenge and I enjoyed it very much. This time round, I’m attempting something similar for

Cheering Up My Monday And Just Three Things

Monday, 5th October 2020. It’s Monday and I’m cheering myself up again. Cheering Up my Monday is self-explanatory. Simply put, it’s three things I’ve noticed

Cheering up My Monday – Oh Brother!

Monday, 28th September 2020. Labelling with marker is a thing of the past. They faded in sunlight and were generally just not good. I had

Cheering Up My Monday – My Virtual Garden

It’s great to look back on and I sometimes check up on myself with great satisfaction. But, as with many paper records, some day it’ll get lost or damaged.

Cheering Up My Monday

Monday, 17th August 2020. There was a passing shower just before midnight. The bad news is that it’s still passing through and the garden is

Rhubarb And Trexit

Reading time 5-7 minutes. Part One My wife grows rhubarb. For the past number of years she has had a good harvest from one plant

January You Are Welcome

I missed out on my semi-regular “Cheering up My Monday” feature yesterday. I had a lot on, so the camera didn’t appear until mid-morning today,

Storm Barbara

The storm has arrived. It’s only our second storm of the winter, and it’s called Storm Barbara. I’ve waited for it. Normally, I’ve attempted to

Cheering Up My Monday #3

It’s another Monday, and time to begin another week. In the garden, the temperature has moved wildly. This morning it’s a very mild 8 celsius

Cheering Up My Monday #2

This African daisy has been in bloom since May and brought great colour to the garden. Next year, I think I’ll grow the white one.

Cheering Up My Monday #1

Pot Marigold: click for plant details Link to my earlier article about Marigolds It’s cold out there, but nonetheless, I hope you all have a

Christmas Rose

The Christmas Rose is blooming. It’s an exciting time of the year! Helleborus ‘Christmas Carol’ is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with leathery, deeply lobed, dark

I Found What I Was Looking For

I still have a few notebooks hanging around. There’s one in the shed, one in the glasshouse and one beside the laptop. I also scribble on the back of seed packets, and even put a few post-it notes where I cannot fail to notice them.

Hotel For Insects

Today, I completed a small construction project idea that I read about online. The idea was to make some cozy winter hibernation places in various

Geranium: An Excellent Garden Plant

I have bought geraniums most years, for as long as I can remember because they are one of my favourite flowering plants. I tried growing

The November Garden In Perspective: Crab Apple, Pinnochio and Dougal

My little garden with the large crab-apple tree becomes rather small when taken in context. Very small compared to, let’s say, Hyde Park, London; smaller still in relation to Central Park, New York, but insignificantly small when viewed alongside Mr Donald Trump’s enormous nose.