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Petal Power in the Woods – 6 Feb 2022

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National Tree Week is coming! 27 November – 5 December 2021

It will be national tree week in the UK from 27 November to 5 December. This is to highlight that the time to plant trees in Britain is from November to March. (To this effect, national tree week in the … Continue reading

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Late Summer – Spectacular Flowers

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Autumn Wins & Losses

There’s no denying that autumn has arrived. There’s a damp chill in the air, even when the sun shines. It’s been a rather damp end to the summer. Gone are the days when I used to muse that London’s microclimate … Continue reading

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Booming Blooms to mark the end of July

We see the final days of July roll by, marked by booming huge blooms all around. The pink asiatic lily this year has hit new heights – maybe 8 feet tall or more. The scent can be physically felt as … Continue reading

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Swanky Fox Set-Up

Our young foxes are wanting for nothing next door. They have a sofa to lounge on. A shed to sit up high upon. Pink flowering roses and hydrangea. A perfect little set-up!

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Sunday Mid-July Update

The flowers reach new peaks of splendour. Sky high blood red hollyhock reign supreme in the back patch meadow. In the past week I’ve worked hard – dripping sweat hard – to dig out some of the errant grass in … Continue reading

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Fox Watch

We’ve been enjoying watching the antics of the young fox family living in our neighbourhood. They love the back flower garden, which is gated and locked and thus kept safely a dog-free zone. Oh the vulpine bliss! This year the … Continue reading

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The Pepper Patch

Despite a poor year more or less with soft fruit because of all the rain this summer (such a change from previous summers in London which suffered with drought and high heat!), we have high hopes for the pepper patch … Continue reading

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Early July Blossom

July has been much the same as June – mainly wet and fairly cool for summertime. The plants need heat!! Our strawberries were soaked out, the raspberries grew well but were blown to ground by high winds and very heavy … Continue reading

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