My Garden

My small suburban garden…

Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Bargain!…

I rarely comment on my front garden as I generally don’t plant anything out there, however, a month ago Tescos were selling trays of 20 pansies at just 30p (they looked half-dead but I figured even if just 5 plants survived it’d be worth it) along with large potted chrysanthemums at just 50p each (really …

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Chive Talking…

Well, these past few days have certainly helped fill up the water butt! I’m rather grateful I haven’t suffered the severe flooding that some parts of the country have been experiencing, however, my small suburban garden is now looking very soggy indeed. The heavy downpours have saturated the soil and knocked leaves and flowers onto …

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn…

What a difference two weeks can make. A fortnight ago I was basking in glorious sunshine, watching an abundance of stunning butterflies flitting about the buddlia under clear blue skies. Today the sky is still blue but the temperatures have dropped to below 15 degrees, prompting me to dig out my thick socks and a …

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Lazy Days…

In our increasingly hectic and stressful lives, it’s al the more important to take the opportunity, when it arises, to simply enjoy a lazy late-summer / early-autumn day. This is exactly how I spent today; not weeding or pruning, not sweeping the paving slabs or painting the fence, but just sitting on a camping chair …

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