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Better Late Than Never…

I have to admit that due to my disappointment regarding the lack of colour and wildlife in my small suburban garden during 2015 I’ve been reluctant to venture outdoors to see if anything ‘exciting‘ is happening. However, determined that there WILL be some colour out there this year, I’ve recently purchased a large pack of …

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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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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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No April Fool…

It really has been gorgeous weather today. The white jasmine looks like it’ll blossom within a week or so and the smallest of my two magnolia has finally flowered. The red jasmine remains stubbornly without buds. I hope it’s just a late starter this year as the bees go mad for it. The wild cherry …

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Hello Spring…

I always look forward to seeing the cherry blossom on my tree, and now, despite the cloudy sky and forecast of wind and rain for later, it’s finally bloomed and I can say without fear of contradiction that spring has officially arrived in my small suburban garden. The buddleia are in leaf, the magnolia has …

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Boing, Boing, Boing…

That’s the sound of spring! Well, it is in my head anyway. It’s the warmest day of 2014 so far and it’s fabulous. The magnolia is in bloom, which always gladdens the heart, and I’ve seen more ladybirds in the space of ten minutes than I did in the whole of 2013. The mini daffs …

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Wet and Warm…

Well, maybe not warm but I’m reliably informed that it has been mild ‘for the time of year‘, and this does appear to be the case. After numerous grey days the sun has finally shone, so I popped outside to inspect my small suburban garden. Predictably, there were piles of soggy leaves in the corners …

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Spring Sprung!…

  Hurrah! FINALLY there’s a glimmer of hope that spring has arrived and we can finally look forward to turning the central heating off during the day. In an attempt to prove to myself I didn’t imagine a goldfinch at my seed feeder yesterday afternoon, I popped to tescos and bought one of those half-coconut …

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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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Definitely Daffodils…

Or to be more accurate, daffodil in the singular, but nonetheless, it’s truly a delightful sight. Casting a glance at my still-half-dead greenery (or brownery) I can spot one bright blue hyacinth, and if I were to use a magnifying glass I feel sure that I would just about see the teeny weeny buds on …

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