Sunny and calm

Sunny and calm

Our unwanted visitors have moved on, but not before one of their dogs bit one of my neighbours. They left two dogs behind, as well, which have been rescued and taken to the vet. The campus had people clearing up the rubbish yesterday. Today, finally, is a lovely sunny...
Easter in the garden

Easter in the garden

Happy Easter! It has been so wet the last few days that a canoe would be of more use than a wheelbarrow. The forecast for the week ahead doesn’t look any better, but today it has been dry all morning. Since it looks as though I am going to be crazy busy with work this...
Let it grow!

Let it grow!

On Thursday I sowed the first seeds of the season – two varieties of purple sprouting broccoli (Red Arrow and Lancer) and pepper Gogorez F1. They’ve been sitting in modules on the floor, benefiting from the warmth from the underfloor heating. The broccoli have already...
Upgrading the cat defences

Upgrading the cat defences

For two glorious years, this garden was cat-free. And then just at the point where the garden was mostly ‘finished’ and all I needed to think about was playing with plants, a feral cat moved into the neighbourhood. And started leaving ‘gifts’ in the raised beds. I had...
And so I planted the garlic

And so I planted the garlic

I felt like spending some time outside on Sunday morning. This was the salad bed when I went out – a chaotic jumble of plants, most on their last legs. I cleared it all out, and was rewarded with several carrots, a small beetroot, a little tuft of kale and some leaf...
The garden won’t stop flowering

The garden won’t stop flowering

I haven’t spent a lot of time in the garden recently (that seems to be my refrain this year!). I keep nipping out to fill up the bird feeders, but that’s about as far as it gets. To be honest, I am suffering under the deluge of hate and horror that’s been in the news...

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