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Battening down the hatches

Autumn is definitely here now, heralded by mushrooms growing in the lawn.  We should be well on the way to preparing the garden for a winter sleep by now, but my pneumonia got in the way. On the upside I … Continue reading

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Scratch what I said about autumn

Something strange has happened and summer has arrived.  It’s October.  But we’re not complaining and have spent all weekend in the garden, barbequing, drinking beer and chatting.  We’ve even done a bit of gardening. The shorter days mean we are … Continue reading

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Past/future

Having plenty of time to myself today, my thoughts turned to a dear friend who died a couple of months ago from cancer, leaving behind her husband and two small children. A mutual friend said something that chimed with me … Continue reading

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Here comes the sun

While waiting for our new trees to arrive I’ve been wondering a lot about the aspect of our garden -basically trying to make it not be north facing through the power of wishful thinking.  This lead me to go messing … Continue reading

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Our horrible neighbour

I wasn’t going to go on about our neighbour here, because it’s not really relevant to the garden that he was rude to my mother or demanded we pay 50 quid to have the drive ‘cleaned’ regardless of whether  we … Continue reading

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So, about my blog

So, I moved from the inner city to the leafy burbs with my wife and two children, and we’ve got this huge garden. And we plan to stay here for years and I want to grow a garden that feeds … Continue reading

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