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Tags archives: garden

A Feast of Colour in the Garden

Not a great start of summer - where are those lovely balmy days? I am told they are on the way and I think that today could be one of them, the sun’s shining and there’s a lovely w[...]

Blue tit blues

It was TV gold - and probably the main reason I could never even contemplate becoming a wildlife TV presenter. Chris Packham (naturalist of Springwatch fame) last night uttered the[...]

Lunch with Gareth

I hadn't been to Gareth's allotment before, it really is like no other! So many wild flowers with an abundance of buzzy wildlife busying themselves around it. Fabulous veg grow[...]

Ants in my plants

So my war on slugs seems to have gone pretty well - hardly a nibble at all so far this year. I’d love to put it down to good practices such as getting in there early with the ([...]

No mosquitoes for me!

Mosquitoes are horrible things!  They may be a yummy treat for birds and bats, but personally I don’t want them hanging around my garden. Neither do I want to smell of those stinky[...]

A sweet surprise

    I gasped as I opened the seed packet. Jewel-like, smooth and translucent, ‘Bloody Butcher’ tumbled into my hands. I’ve grown sweetcorn almost every year[...]

Spring frosts!

As the days of early spring grow warmer, we are beginning to see new plant growth peeking through the mulch. More often than not, those first much-enjoyed warm days will be int[...]