Category Archives: The home garden

National Tree Week 2019 – Day 2: This year I am planting … a Sweet Chestnut

So, Sweet Chestnut was my tree of choice to plant out in the garden from yesterday’s candidates, but until I’d discovered whether it could be lifted from the nursery area without damage, it wasn’t a dead cert.  Happily, it turned … Continue reading

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National Tree Week 2019 – Day 1: First, select your tree

National Tree Week (#NationalTreeWeek – marking the start of the UK winter tree planting season) takes place from today, 23rd Nov to 1st Dec this year and the Tree Council are encouraging us all to become #TreeChampions. In practical terms … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Good news, bad news

16/11/2019 It’s been wet and whilst we’ve not had it nearly so bad as Wales and the Midlands, outside jobs this week have been severely curtailed. I’ve been distracted in any case by a new car with, what seems like, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – The 6 inch challenge

Cathy@ramblinginthegarden has hosted In a Vase on Monday for the last 6 years. An astounding endeavour and commitment! Well done and thanks, Cathy. To mark each  anniversary a challenge is set. This year’s gauntlet was to restrict the dimensions of … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – New life in the pond …

August’s wildlife report is a bit of a list of missed photo opportunities, starting with a young badger that seems to visit about midnight. I know that there is one about, because there have been a couple of encounters between … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – All about my plot

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In a Vase on Monday – Scorchio*

It’s hot. It’s been yet another worryingly record-breaking day for late August Bank Holiday temperatures in the UK, particularly in southern of England, so my vase today reflects the colours of our current weather map: There has been lots of … Continue reading

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