Category Archives: back patch

triple duty day

Yesterday was one of those gorgeous sunny days.  The morning sky was clear blue with not a cloud in sight.  Full sun, hot but not too hot as there was a lovely gentle summer breeze.  By the afternoon there was  … Continue reading

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back patch veg beds – a progress report

At the end of last week I slipped out of the flat early in the morning to get a head start on a general tidy and overall assessment of the state of play in the back patch vegetable patch. This … Continue reading

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the plot thickens…

It seemed a good thing to do – to offer to do some weeding and tending at a friend’s allotment plot, given that she’s locked in during coronavirus.  But wow!  What a lot of extra work. Given a chance weeds … Continue reading

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shady spots in the back patch

Under the large cherry tree in the back patch – which stands over 60 feet high and casts considerable shade – we have developed a nice looking flower bed.  Shade under trees makes for really tough conditions as shade almost … Continue reading

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update on the back patch

The woods group convened to work at great distance from one another the other day, and we got a lot of tidying and trimming accomplished, with bags already with the neighbour for the council’s green waste collection. Chris and Robert … Continue reading

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toil & cares rewarded

I cut this vase of flowers on Sunday afternoon for my beloved, and we took the photo this morning (Tuesday 12 May).  Both this delicately fragrant long-stemmed pink rose and the blue flag iris are growing along the railway path … Continue reading

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what two weeks looks like..

Coronavirus challenges us – each and every one, all over the world, in all our various situations and lifestyles – how to measure time.  There’s a nice song I recall that has a line about measuring hours with teaspoons…  Some … Continue reading

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a rose is a rose is a rose?

The roses are coming into colour.  The damask rose is already in full bloom.  With the heat of the sun the scent of these gorgeous long-stemmed red roses is positively intoxicating! The smaller hot pink rose at the top corner … Continue reading

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newcomer to woods

Michelob gifted the woods with a new plant – cytisus praecox.  Otherwise known as ‘Broom’.  It’s spring flowering, with long bracts of buttery yellow blossom.  To me it looks almost like a softer paler yellow non-prickly gorse.  Like all spring … Continue reading

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granny’s bonnets in bloom

The woodlanders were getting restless.  It had been about six weeks since our little volunteer group had gone out to work on tidying the woods, and everything has exploded into abundant growth, so with a little nudging from the troops … Continue reading

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