Category Archives: The home garden

Six on Saturday – Close Encounters of the Tussock kind

What a dull as dishwater day, weather-wise at any rate. In other ways it has been interesting day watching local gridlock develop and tempers flare as a result of cars forming ‘orderly’ queues for petrol. It was certainly a bad … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Everything is better in sunshine

24/04/2021 What a glorious day! In fact, what a glorious fortnight! We’ll gloss over the corresponding nights of frosts and the damage and hold-ups they are causing in the potting on and planting out department. Nevertheless, there’s plenty of growth … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Not standing still

27/03/2021 Growth in the garden is moving up a notch. The grass needs another trim, which makes it a nearly weekly task again 😦 . Leaves are bursting their buds and the world is turning green. It’s my favourite time … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – All things being equal!

Well, it is the Vernal Equinox today. Day and night are the same length … and so we can look forward to increasingly lovely, long days and outside living. I’ve been clearing up the patio in preparation. Moving bird feeders … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Woven

Well, today the garden has been a no-go area, what with all the snow, sleet and ice. And let’s not forget the bitter arctic wind! In fact I discovered last night that there is something about the design of our … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Shining a light on messy workplaces … or

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Wordless Wednesday – Ocas: An extra root

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Six on Saturday – Endings and beginnings

05/12/2020 It is time for Six on Saturday, hosted by Jonathon @thepropagatorblog. Why not take a look at his blog and join in with a garden-related, six-themed post? Sadly, I didn’t get much gardening done this week with the cold, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Ultraviolet Vision

21/11/2020 So this happened again: But luckily nothing that hadn’t already been blackened/slimed was affected. Nevertheless, there aren’t that many exciting flowers left in the garden. So this is a bit of a mish-mash for Six on Saturday, the inspirational … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – In just one word: Courgettes!

25/07/2020 OK, I know am not alone, but I’ve got a courgette mountain. I put half the current pile outside the gate this morning, with a sign to let people know that they are free to good homes (or indeed … Continue reading

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