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Hail Season…

It’s a fairly typical British May Bank Holiday Weekend so far weather-wise… Yesterday I was languising in the scorching heat long enough to actually get a touch of sunburn as I enjoyed the company of starlings and sparrows watching three full loads of washing dry in the beautiful sunshine. However, today the wind is bending …

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Quick! Before it Snows Again!!…

A lull in the truly awful weather saw me rushing around trying to do 101 things at once in my small suburban garden this afternoon. The sun was out (or at least I think it was the sun – been so long since I last saw it I’ve forgotten what it looks like), but there …

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Happy Easter…!

It actually beggars belief that it is Easter weekend and yet again it’s snowing here in Colchester. Have the primulas and tete-a-tetes not suffered enough?! I’d optimistically put some bread out for the birds but it’ll now either be frozen to the paving slabs or covered in a thick blanket of the white stuff before …

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Here Comes Summer…!

British Summer Time officially starts on Sunday 31st March 2013…….today is Saturday 23rd March 2013 and we’re yet again ankle-deep in snow (of course!!) I bought another fabulous nest box for the birds in the hope of attracting some of the more community-orientated nesters such as sparrows, but at this rate we simply won’t have …

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Des Res…

Spring has yet to appear, although we did see the sunshine for one day last week, so my small suburban garden remains a gloomy and unexciting place right now. There are a few yellow primulas out, and the buddlia are in bud, but there’s not much else to write home about (so to speak). In …

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Winter Draws On…

An unseasonally sunny day saw me heading off into my small suburban garden to survey the scene after the recent miserable cold, wet weather. Predictably, soggy leaves littered the ground and apart from the few remaining geraniums there was precious little colour about. However, I did spy one small yellow polyanthus poking it’s head out …

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