The Gallery: (The garden in) Autumn
Oct15

The Gallery: (The garden in) Autumn

I noticed the other day that we seem to have blossom on our front garden. There are three bushes – I have no idea what they are – and they all have what appears to be blossom on them – there’s a red one, a white one and a pink one. Does blossom even exist in autumn? But if it’s not blossom, what is it? Either way, it’s very pretty. And then I realised that, despite it being autumn and wet and...

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The garden in June
Jun10

The garden in June

Our garden is the garden that keeps on giving. We’ve only been in this house since January, so it’s exciting to watch the garden change and see what’s going to happen next. It really hasn’t disappointed us. There were a few short days, after the spring flowers had all died out, that the colour in the garden disappeared, but then suddenly it was back! We (OK, my husband and mum mainly) have cleared a few weeds...

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How does your garden grow? Like wildfire!
May05

How does your garden grow? Like wildfire!

I’m not much of a gardener (let’s be honest, I’m not any sort of a gardener), but I do love my garden. I love looking at it through the window and I love spending time in it. The last time I wrote about my garden, spring was only just beginning and it was all new to me. Having only lived here since the start of the year, I had no idea what was going to grow and how much work the garden was going to need. Well now the...

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How does your garden grow? I don’t know!
Mar06

How does your garden grow? I don’t know!

I’m no gardener. I don’t like planting or weeding. I don’t know what things grow well where, I don’t even know what things are called. But I love a garden. I love having space to unwind in, for the kids to play in, somewhere nice to look at out of the window. Strangely, I also really love cutting the grass. My old garden was a funny one – a front garden, a side garden and a back garden. It was quite big...

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How does your garden grow – Goodbye, trees
Nov07

How does your garden grow – Goodbye, trees

The other day my younger son pointed out to me that, even though our ‘haircut tree’ still has its leaves, it also has the buds for next spring already. In my head I could already see how it would change next spring. And then I remembered. It wouldn’t be my tree next spring.   We have quite a lot of trees, and I realised I spend a fair amount of time looking at them. We don’t know what the haircut tree is...

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