Early April 2018

And here we are, with the snow finally behind us. Since the last snow falls here we’ve had buckets of rain, frosty cold nights and the occasional glimpse of sunshine. At this point we have to plow on and plan for good weather ahead, or we’ll even settle for some reasonable weather … So let […]

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Spring time, 2018

Yes, after all the colder weather of later winter and early spring, it’s great to enjoy the sunshine days when they arrive. (Hugh, for the purposes of looking back in the future, we had ghastly weather at the start of March, with some more seasonal cold in mid March).  And now, with the clocks changed […]

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Mid March tasks

It’s busy busy here in the garden when time and weather allows. While I’ve done some early seeds, I’ve avoided the main batch of sowing as it’s simply too cold. However I have been busy doing other things. Let me show you using the #six-on-Saturday meme format from Mr. Propagator. It’s an interesting format to […]

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Early seeds …

The truth is, for many seeds and for many gardeners, it’s just too early. However, if you have access to a covered area that allows in plenty of light, whether this is a glasshouse, greenhouse, porch with glass, windowsill, coldframes, conservatory, artificial grow room, or other ingenious invention, there is always an opportunity to try […]

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Detecting a whiff of spring

Well, we’re now firmly in February, and all around there are signs of growth starting and indicators of the coming spring. In tandem with this, I’m pleased to say there has been signs of progress dans le jardin too. So, let me update you on what’s happening, using the #six-on-Saturday meme format from Mr. Propagator. […]

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January jewels

And here we are. Last week of another January already. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s a month I enjoy, where we have the opportunity to reflect on the year that was and look forward to the year to come. There can be dark damp days, however mostly the weather here is quite reasonable once you’ve […]

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#SummerGarden Colour

So, I had an idea. What if, on what’s stated to be the darkest and dreariest day of the year, gardeners show a taste of summer – an opportunity to spread some joy and happiness, whet the appetite as we scour seed catalogues, and plan for the growing season ahead. The date in question is […]

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