Tag Archives: garden

Eye of the Peacock

The butterflies were back on the buddlieah this afternoon so I grabbed the Nikon to take some pictures as the peacock was in full stretch. I knew by the time I’d unlocked the Canon it would be too late, however, … Continue reading

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Just a couple of random shots………

Our buddlieah bush didn’t do very much last year after we’d moved it from our compost box the year before. Photos 2018 We have noticed that every other buddlieah bush in the area is purple, whereas our is white, so … Continue reading

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Flower power

The Ancient Mariner took a bashing in the recent rain,  but we had a metal grill we put round it and it has survived well, no breakages. There are still a multitude of buds to open, and I took this … Continue reading

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House and garden

We’ve been working outside today and the garden is looking quite lovely! This is how it was in October 2017 shortly after we moved in. I took these pictures today after Hubby had laid the final slabs and I’d cut … Continue reading

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Pink, Blue and Purple

Our neighbours used to have pink and blue jobs, depending on whether it was domestic or DIY. Since he passed away two years ago, she says all jobs are purple, and she’s doing her best. We bought her a small … Continue reading

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DIY is a casualty of Covid

I’ve already mentioned the horrendous waiting times for hopeful delivery in respect of Hubby’s shed, which is why he still hasn’t got one.  The idea of paying £300 to £500 or so upfront for something that MAY be available for … Continue reading

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Grow your own stew

This morning has been spent harvesting some of our veg before they choked each other in the greenhouse! Above we have beetroot (2nd batch), turnips, swede ad carrots. Left: beetroot, turnips, swede       Right: carrots. Meet Carrotzilla These are … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

Calling all gardeners………………. does anyone know what this is please? We didn’t have it in the patch last year, and I can’t find it in my book. Our neighbour took an picture and she can’t find it either.  Hollyhock is … Continue reading

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In the next day or two

I am convinced the Ancient mariner will be flourishing. I’ve counted 11 buds on it, and took this picture with my phone today: This is a cluster of four buds, one is well on its way and a second not … Continue reading

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As we can’t get to the park to see the ducks, the ducks came to see us. We had three on our lawn this afternoon, all looking expectantly up at the kitchen window. We had such visitors the first year … Continue reading

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