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The Sun Is Out, The Sky Is Blue…

…the garden’s full of pussycat poo….. (Or it WAS until I removed it!) It’s very spring-like outdoors today and my small suburban garden is now looking tidier after I spent an hour shoving dead leaves and other garden litter into the compost bins (not the poo though!) The mini daffodils (dwarf Narcissus ‘Tête á Tête’) …

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Damp and Dreary…

Although it’s mid-November, the temperatures remain remarkably mild, which has extended the flowering season somewhat. The geraniums continue to bloom in abundance, although I’ve had to snip off a few mouldy flower heads due to all this dampness. The jasmine is clearly confused as it begins to blossom once more, and there’s even a stray …

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Autumn Arrives…

My small suburban garden is looking rather worse for wear after recent high winds and heavy rain. The begonias took a real battering, poor things, and there were terracotta tubs upturned, spilling soil on the concrete slabs. Soggy, brown leaves are in evidence, as if we needed any further proof that autumn has indeed arrived. …

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Bye Bye Buddleia…

I only intended to trim off the dead flowers from the buddleia, but then I figured I’d be chopping it all down for the winter within the next few weeks so I got it all done sooner rather than later! There were hardly any new blooms on it anyway, and any passing butterflies can feast …

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Autumn Sunshine…

After several decidedly damp days it was a treat to be outdoors in the sunshine today – long may it last! Blue skies and a bit of warmth on your face can do wonders to lift the spirits at this time of year. The buddlias had been past their ‘best before’ dates for some time, …

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And Now, The End Is Near…

The weather forecasters kept telling us that Thursday 5th September would be a scorchingly hot and sunny day…. but on Friday we would see a drop of 10 degrees or more and rain! They’re using the ‘A’ word (autumn) and that’s NOT what I want to hear, obviously. I accept that the daily ritual of …

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Preparing For Winter…

I took full advantage of a relatively warm, dry autumn afternoon to chop down the buddlia next to my new fence (obviously, using the best offcuts to try to grow new plants for next spring) and out came the Cuprinol. After carefully plugging cracks and knot holes with wood filler, waiting for it to dry …

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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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Global Warming?!

Whatever it is that’s giving us this fantastic weather right now, long may it last!! Bizarrely, the honeysuckle is out, the forsythia’s in bud and there’s a definite spring-like look to my small suburban garden …..and it’s almost November! While I’m sweeping up autumn leaves, I can feel the sunshine on my back and the …

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Vitamin D Day…

What glorious weather we’re having right now! Despite the leaves on the ground, and other clear signs that autumn is imminent, the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the clouds are white and fluffy. In a bid to disguise the gaps in my borders where I pulled up my disappointing petunias a couple …

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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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