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Six on Saturday – Caught in the Act!

13/08/2022 A quick Six today, before I melt away. The vegetables are watered and I’ve gathered more courgettes 🤣. Yesterday I put a help-yourself pile of them out on a table by the hedge. They were all gone next time … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Gasping

06/08/2022 A lot of us are suffering from the same lack of rain, but the East of England seems to be getting a rather short straw as usual. We’ve had nothing here, other than the briefest of showers, since April. … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Maraschino anyone?

02/04/2022 Aye! Always with the ice and snow when the blossom starts to open! Tempted into full bloom by a couple of weeks of close to 20 deg C there are currently gorgeous displays of magnolia and cherry blossom about … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Autumn: Rain, dew and mists

18/09/2021 We’ve finally had a day of continuous rain, hurray! The garden is very grateful for it and is looking a lot more perky as a result. Shame I was driving down the motorway (sitting in queues) in it though. … Continue reading

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Poppy ‘Amazing Grey’

I’m sure you all know how it is when you’ve been away for a few days and, as you approach home, suddenly become desperate to see how the garden has got on without you (usually fine, of course!). Well, yesterday … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Flurries of White

We spent Easter Sunday in the garden, including a picnic by the pond, in glorious sunshine with greengage and damson blossom bursting around our heads. Wonderful! In the gentle breeze an odd petal or two drifted down on to the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Heaven (or tomato salad)

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In a vase on Monday – Dolly mixture

This week’s bunch of flowers reminds me of a childhood sweet called ‘Dolly mixture’. ‘Dolly mixture is a British confection, consisting of a variety of multi-coloured fondant shapes, such as cubes and cylinders, with subtle flavourings.‘ – Wikipedia Here’s a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Daffodils: A visual antidote

Wimpole Hall is owned by the National Trust. In a statement about the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday 17 March 2020 the National Trust said that … Although Wimpole Hall, Farm, restaurant, visitor welcome, shops are now closed until further notice, … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – Ivy Bees … so adorable!

A new spot for me and IDed by helpful Twitter users, these are Ivy Bees (Colletes hederae), a type of mining bee that first appeared in Britain in 2001. Here’s a helpful summary of the Ivy Bee from Naturespot. They … Continue reading

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