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My small suburban garden…

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The Sun Is Out, The Sky Is Blue…

…the garden’s full of pussycat poo….. (Or it WAS until I removed it!) It’s very spring-like outdoors today and my small suburban garden is now looking tidier after I spent an hour shoving dead leaves and other garden litter into the compost bins (not the poo though!) The mini daffodils (dwarf Narcissus ‘Tête á Tête’) …

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn…

What a difference two weeks can make. A fortnight ago I was basking in glorious sunshine, watching an abundance of stunning butterflies flitting about the buddlia under clear blue skies. Today the sky is still blue but the temperatures have dropped to below 15 degrees, prompting me to dig out my thick socks and a …

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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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September Sunshine…

When the nights are drawing in fast, and there’s a distinct nip in the air, occasionally you’ll get a day like today with glorious sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. Despite the fact that the lobelias look like they’ve seen better days, and there’s no ignoring the forsythia leaves dropping to the ground, …

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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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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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Dull and soggy…

It’s difficult…no, impossible… to get enthusiastic about the garden when there’s not even a hint of blue in the sky and everything around you is soggy. Stepping outdoors in the cold, damp weather is enough to drive even the most enthusiastic gardeners back into a cosy, centrally heated lounge. I made a half-hearted attempt at …

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