My Garden

My small suburban garden…

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Lots of Ladybirds…

We’re in the grip of a drought (in the South East) and although we’re currently experiencing a few nippy nights, dull days and a splash of rain, I will have to plan more carefully what to plant out in the garden this spring and summer. I think that this has to be ‘the year of …

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Neighbour From Hell.

It would seem that not only does the moron next door vandalise my forsythia every time I go on holiday (see pic), but under cover of darkness he also chops stems off my buddleia! There was nothing wrong with my plant when I went to bed late last night, but when I woke this morning …

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Aye, Aye Captain…

Oh the absolute joy! Today I have seen my first Red Admiral in my small suburban garden. Predictably, it was happily sitting on the buddleia, proving what a good choice of plant to add to my collection of shrubbery, so I snuck up close and snapped a few pictures. What a welcome change from the …

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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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