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Stormy Weather…

They say that all good things must come to an end, and so it would seem that the recent glorious sunshine has now made way for the inevitable storms. Good news for the water butt, which has remained empty for the past couple of months, but anything with delicate petals, such as Californian poppies and …

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Phew! Wot A Scorcher…

We appear to be in the middle of a ‘heat-wave’ and I, for one, don’t want it to end. We’ve had such an awful time weather-wise that this blazing hot sunshine is just the tonic. I’m having to water the garden thoroughly every evening, but even the fact I’ve got a water meter isn’t making …

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Here Comes Summer…

At long last the weather forecast is predicting a ‘sunny spell’ and it’s all hands on deck with the watering can. My ornamental poppies have begun to flower and the lobelias are finally standing their ground. The geraniums are in full leaf but I have yet to see any evidence of buds, but at least …

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Best In Show…

Back from a 7 day holiday and I have to say my small suburban garden has grown more than I ever expected. The red jasmine is in need of a trim, the lobelias are beginning to flower, a couple of petunias have decided to blossom, but the winner of ‘best in show’ award goes to …

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Beautiful Blue Tits…

(Click photo to enlarge) These past two days have been unexpectedly warm and sunny (and it’s a Bank Holiday weekend – astonishing!) The red jasmine has buds but no flowers as yet, however the petunias which I planted out in the wall planters are doing very well – as are the geraniums. The new begonias …

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Rain, Rain, Go Away…

  …And don’t bother coming back!! I’m lucky enough to have a partner who’s father has tremendously green fingers and a generous nature, and last weekend I was bestowed the gift of 4 trays of glorious bedding plants. A wonderful array of geraniums, lobelias, petunias and begonias have now been planted into my teracotta pots …

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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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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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The Very Hungry Caterpillar…

My poor forsythia seems to get it from all angles! Not only is it vandalised by the muppet next door whenever we go on holiday, it’s seemingly the favourite meal of leafcutter bees (which I really don’t mind about) and privet hawkmoth caterpillars. The rest of the garden is looking decidedly below par but I’m …

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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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Busy bee…

While the bees are dileriously happy with the lavender, I remain perturbed that my lobelias and petunias have not been doing very well in their plastic planters. I’m not sure whether I’ve over-watered them (despite drilling large drainage holes) or whether I should have spent a few extra quid and bought a better quality compost; …

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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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Geranium Joy…

Hallelujah! All hail tesco…..the bedding plants have arrived. Not only did they have many, many trays of lobelias and petunias, I also managed to bag myself 4 nice geraniums as well. Marigolds and impatiens aren’t my cup of tea, so I left those for other shoppers. I was as happy as a pig in muck …

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