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While the Cat's Away

I’ve recently returned from a week’s holiday. It was the week where the UK went from 5°C to 25°C in the space of a few days. It remained very hot […]

Only Five Minutes

So you’ve just seen this come up, why don’t you take a quick read? It’ll only take you five minutes. The Banksiae rose needs pulling out of the eaves again, […]

The Grace Period

It’s mid-February and I still have a list of garden jobs as long as my arm to do before the spring arrives. I’m in a state of shock that despite […]

And So it Starts Again

As I looked out of the kitchen window on an unusually sunny winter morning, a glint of bright yellow among a sea of brown caught my attention. Dressed but still […]

Blooming Marvellous

Well, it’s been a few weeks since the two flower heads on the strelitzia tipped, ready to open and we now have the first set of flowers on display: This […]

Seven Years in Waiting

Seven years. Gardeners are a patient lot, they have to be. Many plants work on the timescale of years; a year to germinate, a few years to move on from […]

The Landing Pad

If you’re an alien, travelling through space and wanting to have a bit of a sit down and rest, preferably in a nice garden that has the right parking facilities, […]

Fifty Tasks

It’s been longer than I had wanted it to be for a new post to appear on here. There’s a great deal happening in my “corporate” world that has diverted […]

Thoughts on Thursday

The garden is a bit of a mess right now, but I’m not too bothered. Leaving the borders to get on with themselves while I’ve worked to restore the back […]

The Boundary Line

The back of the garden has receded several times. When we first moved in, we were presented with a wall of rhododendrons, from which a couple of sheds emerged, when […]