Category Archives: The home garden

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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In a vase on Monday – Lazy Herb Salad

For lunch at the weekend I ‘prepared’ a lazy salad fresh from the garden: ‘Erbette’ perpetual spinach, beetroot leaves, chives, parsley, coriander, mizuna, red veined sorrel. I washed the leaves and stood them in a pint glass of water for … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – Knapweed Magnetism

Over the years I have noticed that knapweed is as attractive as thistles to winged insects. It has similar shaped flowers and is a similar colour, but thank goodness it is a lot less prickly than thistles. So I’ve happily … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A bright new visitor

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Six on Saturday – Good enough to eat!

As well as rain (for which I am very grateful), clouds of flea beetles seem to have descended on the garden this week. They are all over the poppies and roses, but are also consuming various leaves in the vegetable … Continue reading

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