Tag Archives: Plant

Where do we find the time?

I was busy at school last weekend with evening duty on Saturday and afternoon duty on Sunday.  As a result I missed seeing one of my older and wiser brothers – Paul – who was calling through with after collecting … Continue reading

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Help Wanted?

I have previously written about my gardening buddie – Fudge – who has often been my constant gardening companion.  She will hunt for rabbits, or trot around the garden keeping herself busy while I get on with the less arduous … Continue reading

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Not Green Any More

Half term has arrived for me with the amazing coincidence of fine weather too.  So we decided to clean the greenhouse. This time last year, Claire was in hospital undergoing her final chemotherapy and stem cell transplant, so even going … Continue reading

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The Summer in one day

  With the summer continuing changeable, one is almost taken aback by a bit of warm sunshine.  Wednesday provided the whole of this season in one day, with light rain followed by torrential rain, which cleared to warm sunshine, during … Continue reading

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We should label things

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore had – as their alter egos Derek and Clive – an expletive-laden conversation regarding the lack of labelling on important household items (such as motorbikes and sunglasses – getting them mixed up can be awkward, … Continue reading

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Don’t Say What You See

Prince Charles has been ridiculed in the past for his admission that he talks to his plants to encourage growth.  Looking over my desolated veg patch this week, if HRH had had a look he could have been forgiven for … Continue reading

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Hoe Hoe Hoe

The weather has finally turned drier this past few days and my father can get to do what he really finds most satisfying: hoeing.  He has always said this is his most rewarding job in the garden so I have … Continue reading

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Digging In

It rained today.  It was cold.  And I dug. Apart from planting radishes, broccoli, parsley, peas and rhubarb chard, I could not help myself digging one of the large herbaceous borders which is getting strangled with ground-ivy and elder. I … Continue reading

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