My Garden

My small suburban garden…

Monthly Archives: January, 2011

Dull and soggy…

It’s difficult…no, impossible… to get enthusiastic about the garden when there’s not even a hint of blue in the sky and everything around you is soggy. Stepping outdoors in the cold, damp weather is enough to drive even the most enthusiastic gardeners back into a cosy, centrally heated lounge. I made a half-hearted attempt at …

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Why Mow, When You Can Sweep?

After several years of clearing up cat poo (especially annoying when I don’t actually own a cat!) I decided to completely do away with grass and have paving slabs instead. It had always seemed like a lot of effort to go to – getting the mower out the back of a jam packed shed, plugging …

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Wot, No Birds…?!

There’s a distinct lack of feathery things in my small suburban garden, and I’m left wondering why? I accept that the winter snow, frost, ice and so on would’ve seen numbers fall dramatically, but since we’ve recently been experiencing ‘scorchingly hot’ daytime temperatures of 2-3 degrees above zero I’d have thought that they’d have returned. …

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Compost!

Taking the popular New Year phrase “Out with the old” perhaps a little too literally, I decided that today I should empty my kitchen compost bin into one of my two large outdoor containers. I have a 12 inch flip-top pedal bin on my kitchen counter for appropriate scraps, used teabags, potato peelings etc, and …

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