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The Gift That Keeps On Giving…

Last spring / summer I waxed lyrical about Miracle Gro Wildflower Mix, and it really was something special. However, I have now discovered that due to self-seeding, many of the beautiful flowers I enjoyed last year are growing once again, with absolutely no help from me! Although the planters in the South-facing back garden have …

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Wot No Snow…!

It’s 20th December and despite the doom and gloom predicted by the forecasters it’s remarkably sunny outdoors today. Of course, it’s far from sun-bathing weather but nonetheless it’s actually jolly nice. I have a few hardy geraniums still hanging on in there, and the buddleia (as ever) seem to think it’s springtime, along with a …

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Pretty Pansies…

My small suburban garden remains devoid of much colour at all, despite it being mid-June. The red jasmine has started to flower (much to the bumble bees delight) but there are noticeably less blooms this year than last year. There are a few flowers on the thyme and one tiny, dark blue lobelia flower but …

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Bright Pink Polys…

After removing the half-dead pansies from the window boxes in the front garden a couple of weeks ago, I decided to put my ‘unwanted’ polyanthus from the back garden in them as a temporary measure while I wait for my bedding plants become available. I didn’t expect them all to thrive, in fact, at the …

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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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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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