Category Archives: Garden

Chutney

Saturday morning chutney making – blogging this so I have the recipe. I used this one, with a mixture of sultanas and raisins, yellow instead of red pepper, fewer tomatoes than stated (we only had 660g, some were green tomatoes … Continue reading

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Saturday Feldgang

Geraniums do well in our garden. Here’s three – the first two are bought, but still have a natural look. The third grows in abundance. The flowers are smaller, but they are so pretty.

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Clematis

I cannot improve ‘pon the glory of these blooms Shining in the sun

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Loveday

Spring is coming, finally. It’s been a hard winter and I think the blooms are 2-3 weeks later than last year, but looking out at my garden I see an explosion of forsythia blooms, and our narcissi and daffodils are … Continue reading

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Cat Map

No, not a map of cats, but a map for cats. Specifically, this is a map of the downstairs of our house and the back garden. Each X marks a spot that is owned by a cat or that a … Continue reading

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Ugly is as ugly does

Last week I shocked my readers with my tirade against dandelions – so I’m amused to see that this week Kim’s photo prompt is about finding ugly things. Well, of course – as she says – beauty and ugliness are … Continue reading

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Dandelions

I hate dandelions. I can’t think of one thing that’s good about them. They straggle all over our driveway and however hard we try they keep multiplying. Don’t tell me that their leaves are good in salads or tea because … Continue reading

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Frog Song

Rushing to do the daily create today in between marking and cooking tea, as it’s one I suggested and I think it’s fun! My family and friends will know of my lifelong love of frogs, so here is a very … Continue reading

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Season of mists

It’s a misty morning again today, and I am sitting here in my cozy study looking out over the garden settling into autumn, with the rowan from next door heavy¬†with red berries, and our resident squirrel bounding across its branches. … Continue reading

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Apple jelly

On Sunday it was very windy, and when we got to Niall’s mum’s for lunch she pointed out into her garden and we saw piles of unripe apples scattered all over the grass. Oh dear. After lunch we gathered them … Continue reading

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