The Land Rover Owners Ex Wife

……becoming me again

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Garden Friends Buffet

What you can’t see is the 2 dozen birds waiting in the hedge for me to go away!

As a gardener, I have a great deal of admiration, respect and gratitude for the plethora of wild visitors who work tirelessly to pollinate my plants and keep them free from the army of pests whose sole mission in life is to inflict as much damage as possible. Continue reading


The Garden Share Collective: September

When I was asked if I would consider joining the Garden Share Collective, I decided that rather than write about my own garden, I’d cover the tasks and aims of the school garden and the Gardening Club. For those of you unfamiliar with the aims and objectives of the Collective, I have cut and paste the following from the information sent to me by Lizzie, founder of the Collective. Continue reading

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A powerful incentive to weed ….

I'm really pleased how tidy this area now looks

I’m really pleased how tidy this area now looks

… or should that be a powerless incentive? Normally, even the forecast of heavy rain from mid morning and for the rest of the day wouldn’t have stirred me to weeding action at 9am in the morning, no matter how keen I was to tidy the garden up but the loss of power for several hours from 9.05am, coupled with the almost constant squabbling of the Mudlets, was a compelling force. Continue reading

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Gardener or sympathetic wife? Which shall I choose …………

I always love the smell and look of the garden after rainfall. It is so fresh and lush looking, especially following a prolonged dry spell. Virtually overnight, the lawn has changed from a dull, lack lustre green/brown to a wonderful fresh green colour and the blackbirds are having a wonderful breakfast consisting wholly it seems, of fat, juicy worms.

Improved levels in Victorian WellThe drooping leaves of the spring flowers have perked up and the well has risen by 2 house brick depths overnight. Unfortunately, the millions of seeds that have fallen from one of the neighbours trees have also utilised the rain and as I look around my vegetable beds, I can see a carpet of green seedlings, none of which I have sown, but which I will now have to spend an hour or so pulling up. Continue reading