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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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Who Stole Summer…?

Apart from a few sunny days here and there, there’s really no evidence at all to suggest that summer actually arrived here this year. The majority of days have been gloomy and overcast, and my Small Suburban Garden has looked pretty much the same way. The floral extravaganza of wild flowers I was hoping for …

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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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Summer Sunshine…

After several weeks of warm but wet weather, the past two days have been utterly gorgeous – long may it last! The damp conditions haven’t been good for the marigolds, which now look a little ‘mouldy’, and the lobelias don’t appear to have enjoyed it much either and despite slug pellets the snails have munched …

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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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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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Lazy Days…

In our increasingly hectic and stressful lives, it’s al the more important to take the opportunity, when it arises, to simply enjoy a lazy late-summer / early-autumn day. This is exactly how I spent today; not weeding or pruning, not sweeping the paving slabs or painting the fence, but just sitting on a camping chair …

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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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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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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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Dragonfly Days…

One of my most favourite things in the word are those lazy summer Sundays, where the rest of the world is having a lie-in and I’m able to enjoy the hazy morning sunshine in my small suburban garden in peace. Today is the last day of July, and the sun has finally come out, bringing …

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Why Mow, When You Can Sweep?

After several years of clearing up cat poo (especially annoying when I don’t actually own a cat!) I decided to completely do away with grass and have paving slabs instead. It had always seemed like a lot of effort to go to – getting the mower out the back of a jam packed shed, plugging …

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