Yesterday was a near-perfect day. A stroll to the High Street bakery with TNG to pick up some bread for bacon butties, returning via the harbour wall and then the little beach, revelling in the sunshine and the play of light on millpond-still sea. The bacon butties themselves, utterly delicious. Some exciting news for family…
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I am sitting here in the study, listening to the rain being driven onto the windows by the gale, obsessing about the front garden. Again. Having lived with it for six months now, I feel we are finally starting to get to know one another. Structure apart (for which see the End of Month View…
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Like most people who live in the northern hemisphere in less than balmy conditions, most of my gardening is currently being done indoors. The veg seed order is nearly ready to place, I just have to decide what broad beans to grow this year, pick shallots, and prune my salad leaves order. It doesn’t help…
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One of the things I love about having a new garden to play with is that even though it is winter, there is still plenty I can be doing, inside and out, to make it better, more mine. My last garden had been carefully planned to be very low maintenance, and there were rarely any…
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After so much “editing” – a wonderful euphemism for a near-frenzy of shrub removal – it is a great feeling to finally be putting something back. But before I started planting, I had to find something even more important. I know, I know, what could possibly be more important than plants. When I first became…
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