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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow…

Despite all the fuss on the news and on social media sites, Colchester seems to have got off rather lightly in this recent snow event (at the moment….!) While other areas appear knee-deep in the white stuff there’s only a light dusting in my small suburban garden, and it’s not even managing to settle in …

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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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Wet, Wet, Wet…

After spending two weeks in sunny Corfu I returned to find that the constant rain that the UK had been experiencing while I was topping up my tan had brought on my small suburban garden a treat! Before jetting off, there was no sign of geranium flowers, lavender or buddlia blooms and I’d assumed that …

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Bring Me Sunshine…

It’s a Bank Holiday Weekend and, predictably, the weather has shown it’s spiteful side with overcast skies and rain. My new solar lights are struggling to get any charge whatsoever into them, although the water butt is now full and the lobelias I bought from tescos a few weeks ago are doing really well. I …

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Water Butt-erflies…

While watching the numerous satyr comma butterflies and cabbage whites flitting about on the buddleia, I almost missed the fact that the water butt was also proving to be a popular resting place for my delicate and colourful garden visitors…

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Toad in the Hole.

Despite living a considerable distance from the nearest pond, while I was pulling up the petunias (which had become all leggy and sticky) I almost jumped out of my skin when something close to my hand moved. Once my heart rate was back to normal, on closer inspection I could see a common toad…just sitting …

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Precious Petunias (and lobelias)…

After many, many weeks of gloriously dry weather, everything in the garden looks a bit stunted – despite my valliant daily efforts with a watering can. Much as I adore sunshine I reluctantly accept that in order to have even a half-decent display of blooms you do need it to rain every now and again. …

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Pretty in pink…

The bees are really spoilt for choice now as the pink jasmine has begun to flower. It’s the one plant which has done rather well, despite the near-drought conditions we’re currently experiencing. The vast selection of petunias and lobelias I planted are in constant need of watering, and with a water meter installed (in an …

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