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Wot, No Snow…?

With half the country under a white blanket of the cold stuff, my small suburban garden remains unaffected. The sub-zero temperatures have managed to kill off the begonias but I’m not at all bothered. I did toy with the idea of digging them up and over-wintering them again but to be honest they’re 80% leaf …

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Quick! Before it Snows Again!!…

A lull in the truly awful weather saw me rushing around trying to do 101 things at once in my small suburban garden this afternoon. The sun was out (or at least I think it was the sun – been so long since I last saw it I’ve forgotten what it looks like), but there …

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Here Comes Summer…!

British Summer Time officially starts on Sunday 31st March 2013…….today is Saturday 23rd March 2013 and we’re yet again ankle-deep in snow (of course!!) I bought another fabulous nest box for the birds in the hope of attracting some of the more community-orientated nesters such as sparrows, but at this rate we simply won’t have …

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Well I’ll Be Blowed…

The snow has gone, the ice has melted, temperatures are finally in double figures (just) and it’s temporarily stopped raining; so what did Mother Nature throw at us today? Wind! I’d been given a tub of 4 very pretty polyanthus for Christmas, but as they’re not really an indoor plant they were looking very sorry …

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow…

Despite all the fuss on the news and on social media sites, Colchester seems to have got off rather lightly in this recent snow event (at the moment….!) While other areas appear knee-deep in the white stuff there’s only a light dusting in my small suburban garden, and it’s not even managing to settle in …

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Brrr…

As predicted, we’ve now had the first snow of 2013, and while other areas in the country are enjoying/suffering the effects of a thick (ish) blanket of the white stuff, here in Colchester there seems to be very little to worry unduly about (for the moment…) However, the temperatures have┬áplummeted┬áto zero during the day and …

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Snow, Snow, Thick Thick Snow….

Snow, now, Thick Thick Snow....

Well, the weather forecast DID say it’d snow last night, and they weren’t wrong. We’ve actually been lucky with a relatively mild windter so far, but this past week we’ve been in the grip of a Siberian weather front and it was only a matter of time before the white stuff fell.

Once it thaws I shall have the miserable task of digging up dead geraniums. Oh well….they had a good innings….

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Wot, No Birds…?!

There’s a distinct lack of feathery things in my small suburban garden, and I’m left wondering why? I accept that the winter snow, frost, ice and so on would’ve seen numbers fall dramatically, but since we’ve recently been experiencing ‘scorchingly hot’ daytime temperatures of 2-3 degrees above zero I’d have thought that they’d have returned. …

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The thaw…

As I intend to blog about my small suburban garden throughout the year, I felt that as part of the preparation I should actually take a peek out of the lounge window to see what the recent thaw has exposed. Prior to the rather unwelcome snow, my garden had been neatly swept of all leaves …

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