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My small suburban garden…

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That Don’t Impress Me Much…

Well actually, my small suburban garden doesn’t impress me at all this year! I can’t remember the last time I was so underwhelmed with the lack of floral displays and I can’t help but wonder if Mother Nature is to blame for the fact that I’ve only seen a couple of small white butterflies and …

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Looking Good…

The sun is shining and all appears to be going according to plan in my Small Suburban Garden. The wildflower seeds I scattered in planters and borders a few weeks ago are beginning to grow (although they’d stand a better chance if the local cats would stop digging them up) and the polyanthus have decided …

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Magnificent Magnolia…

Well, one of the magnolias is in fine fettle while the other (smaller) one is lagging behind in the flowering department. There’s also still some miniature daffodils along with some rather ragged looking yellow primulas and 3 pink hyacinths. It’s good to finally see some flowers in the garden. The wild cherry has begun to …

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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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After The Rains…

Yesterday was a total washout. Not only did the temperature drop dramatically but it poured for hours and hours. There were also strong winds, so when I stepped, with some trepidation, into my small suburban garden this morning I wasn’t entirely sure what I might find. Thankfully, the fence remains upright and plant damage appears …

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Morning Glory…

And afternoon delights! It’s my birthday today and there’s really no better way to spend it than to sit in my small suburban garden surrounded by fabulous wild flowers. This evening I shall be enjoying the heady scent of the night-scented stocks while marvelling at the wonders of Miracle-Gro Flower Magic…

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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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You wait ages for one….

………then they all come at once! After the bone dry start to the spring which provoked a hosepipe ban, followed by rain, rain and more rain, I’d all but given up on seeing any butterflies this year. However, in the last fortnight I’ve had more Peacocks, Red Admirals and Tortoiseshells on my buddlia than I …

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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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Indian Summer…

It’s official – it’s the hottest October since 1985 and I’m loving it! We’ve had several gloriously hot days in a row and the weather’s currently making up for the somewhat meadiocre summer we’ve had this year, however, the plants seem flummoxed and while trees are dropping their leaves all around, certain shrubs and flowers …

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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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More vandalism….

I usually feature my back garden and it’s flowers and wildlife, but I feel I have to mention that I have a small, if uninteresting, front garden as well. I don’t bother with flowers in the borders as the neighbourhood cats tend to use them as a litter tray, no matter how much disinfectant I …

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Any colour – as long as it’s white…!

I’ve been anticipating the arrival of an abundance of multi-coloured butterflies, descending upon my small suburban garden to enjoy my so-called ‘butterfly bush’, but after waiting for what seems like an eternity for my buddleia to finally bloom, the only butterflies actually interested in the fabulous purple flowers are plain old cabbage whites. Now, I …

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“Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head…..”

The minute there’s an official drought warning, inevitably the heavens will open and a flood alert will become iminent! A whole month’s rainfall fell out of the sky within just a few minutes, and although this means a temporary end to having to carry a heavy watering can in and out of the house, it’s …

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Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly…

Yes! I feel like singing – well, not out loud obviously (the neighbours will think their cat was run over). After such an unseasonally dry spell (no ‘proper’ rain since March) I’m delighted to see so many flowers on my potted lavender. The bees are also clearly thrilled to bits, and have been spending the …

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Blue Skies And Butterflies…

During this unseasonally hot weather (Bank Holiday weekend and not a cloud in the sky), I’m spending more time than usual sunbathing (at Easter!) However, while other people’s gardens are festooned with glorious wisterias, apple blossom and lilacs, my small suburban garden looks decidedly green. The forsythia has long since lost it’s yellow blooms and …

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Hello Yellow…

When the weather has been less than splendid, there’s nothing that gladdens the heart quite like seeing the forsythia in full bloom. Obviously, it helps if the temperature outdoors is in double figures, but even so, those gorgeous bright yellow flowers (and their intoxicating heady scent) are real sight for sore eyes.

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