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A Bit of Retail Therapy.

Having got my gardening mojo back at last, I felt the need of a bit of retail therapy!  I took myself off to my local garden centre, Otter Nurseries, to see what they had on offer and found lots of … Continue reading

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The sun shone for the snowdrops!

The forecast for yesterday was good, sunny but cold with the wind coming straight from the Arctic! I made some biscuits, baked a cake, bought some chocolate biscuits, hoovered, dusted and cleaned the loo, then sat back and waited for … Continue reading

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It all starts again. GBBD January 2016.

In fact it doesn’t start again, it’s never stopped! Once again though, it is time for GBBD on the 15th of the month and this month has quite a few little beauties flowering at the moment. Until a few days … Continue reading

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Away from home.

Having just returned home from a few days near London with our son and dil, which followed a few days in Bristol over Christmas with our daughter and family, I need to catch up with the garden, the house and … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day flowers.

I just thought I would have a quick whizz around the garden and see if anything was flowering on the first day of the year. In the front, by the door, is where my first snowdrop should be.  G. Mrs … Continue reading

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In the Pink.

When I drew the bedroom curtains back this morning, I was surprised to see that the Camellia in the corner of the garden was covered in buds and flowers.

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Time to sail away.

To sail away to the Isles of Scilly, just 30 miles off the SW corner of England, for a weeks break. My doctor has told me to try walking more to build up my muscles after the last 2 yrs … Continue reading

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What a difference…..

…..a few degrees in the temperature makes and the sun deciding to shine shows the garden in a totally different light. I got so depressed each time I went into the garden and saw all the plants looking so burnt … Continue reading

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Brave hearts, all of them!

The garden at the moment is in a state of suspended animation. A few weeks ago we had one or two sunny days, everything started growing, sending out new shoots, and then arctic winds from Russia came and burnt everything. … Continue reading

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Thank goodness for Evergreens. GBFD for January.

At this time of year we look to all the evergreens that we have in the garden to provide interest and structure. Although there are quite a few flowers out at the moment, they are usually small like snowdrops, so … Continue reading

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