Category Archives: Garden

Nasturtiums

I have a bed of nasturtiums in my garden. This was the bed that was full of tomatoes last year, but I planted some nasturtiums among them to keep the ground covered and because I like them and because, well, … Continue reading

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Peony

I have a beautiful peony. This picture is from April when the peony was in full bloom. This is the height of its prettiness. And that was all. Every year it has one flower. Just the one. And usually that … Continue reading

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Up The Garden Path

The builders of our house put in a path from the back door to the back gate. Now for most people, a single line of slabs might be quite sufficient. We discovered that when we are carrying the shopping from … Continue reading

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Beginnings

This is my favourite bit. The thing I love most about gardening. The first moment I spot that a seed I have planted is on its way, against all odds in this case. The seed is old – it should … Continue reading

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Sunny Springtime

March has been lovely so far. We feel like spring is here. There has been washing dried on the line, and faces raised to feel the warmth of the sun. Today we went to Hidcote for the first time this … Continue reading

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Turfing Out The Turf

At this time of year all the plant sales companies send out their catalogues. I love perusing them and planning what I am going to put into the garden. Most years, that’s where it ends, because I have always lived … Continue reading

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Harvest

Our garden is not really established yet. I have great hopes for it, but it’ll take a while yet. I did, though, have some harvesting to do. Do you remember those spindly, pathetic tomato plants I showed you in June? … Continue reading

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