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Its dark early now

It happens every year, without fail, I should be used to it after all these years, but I still get a shock at how quickly the nights lengthen after autumn dances in — the effect being greatly exacerbated by the return … Continue reading

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End of Summer – its all over now

A mini spree of warm days and gentle Greek evenings carried us through the last days of summer and well into the first month of autumn, those lovely evenings are closing in by minutes each day and now April is … Continue reading

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Days shortening, autumn approaching

The current bling in the garden is Lilium henryi flowering its socks off. I’ve grown the elegant creamy version, originally purchased from Glenbrook, for years and it’s never failed to impress, elegant turkscaps drifting above the prickly Austen rose ‘The … Continue reading

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2017 two weeks old, and it’s still wet

However did Christmas and the new  year whip by so fast,  I’m not ready to leave 2016 It has rained consistently for several days over the New year, on and off, mizzle, showers, then, just in case we were napping, … Continue reading

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Gardening alone, December 1

November has passed and the first couple of hot windy days have made the massive abundance of spring floweriness  shatter and fly,  nigella and opium poppies are holding more fattening pods aloft than flowers and the roses already need deadheading. … Continue reading

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More rain! and spring is galloping by

Every moment snatched for the garden is spent grubbing out squillions of weeds, and my heavy soil  clutches firmly to their  roots so that most of the time weeding  involves removing the top layer of soil. it’s particularly troublesome where I’ve … Continue reading

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Ark overloaded

The garden ark is increasingly showing signs of  plant overload, the gorgeously profligate growth of spring revealing both new treasures and armies of weeds every day. In my damp nook under the mountain it is is a little too damp, between … Continue reading

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