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Foliage spiders

12°C, brisk W. Sunny. Took a tour of the garden this evening. There is plenty going on, digitalis, laburnum and lupins in flower. One of the lupins is broken, so I staked the others. Recent wind will have caught them. … Continue reading

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Leaf litter.

6°C, grey cloud, dry so far. Gardening is easy. Two winters ago, I collected bags of leaves from work. The caretaker collects them in the autumn and fills a skip. I then, bag up warm handfuls of slowly decaying leaf … Continue reading

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Best days.

7°C, icy start and sun for the few daylight hours. I am at my best on days like this. The sun and crisp air lift away the winter gloom. For hours, I chopped wood, clipped plants, fitted draught excluders, fixed … Continue reading

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Boundary conflict.

18C, N wind, clear. This bottle brush plant failed to flower last year. A nice surprise after a trip away. Got home this afternoon to find my garden has been hacked.

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Burnt Magnolia.

6C, cold day with hard frost. Poor magnolia was burnt by the hard frost on Tuesday morning. Cold weather waited for spring before visiting us. This is quite an early flowering variety, so it’s vulnerable really. |~~~~~~~o_o~~~~~~~| Posted from a … Continue reading

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Horsetail verdentification.

18°C, clear. A decaying school near home. I dropped in today for a gander. There used to be a lot of work done on their garden, lots of fine plants surrounded by clambering wild plants. One cracked and mossy concrete … Continue reading

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Leaf mold.

10°C, dry, SW. Got my energy back, so rode home quickly and raked 8 bags of cherry tree leaves. Making leaf mold is such a good way to use up all those clothes bags that come through the door each … Continue reading

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Life in pot

15°C, rain Three months of rain would suggest that summer is as good as cancelled this year. All that water has driven the garden wild, it’s a jungle out there. I have some work to do this weekend with the … Continue reading

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Oxalis has been waiting

22°C, Sun. CA:20 Oxalis has been waiting for a few weeks. today it opened itself to the sun, recent days have not been good enough. Now it’s warm enough to put the hammock up. The Nation is getting excited by … Continue reading

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I have a pond

20C, cloudy, but more torrents are a coming. Filled it up this afternoon. The rim is not exactly level, so I will have to hide the edges with plants. It needs to stand for a few weeks now before introducing … Continue reading

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