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I Discovered Buttonbush Today

Today I was at the Houston Zoo. I was attempting to take some pictures of butterflies, but they were not being very cooperative, especially the beautiful swallowtail I was trying to get to pose for me. 146 more words

Outside Is Outstanding

Grow your own Summertime Raspberries 

Sweet sun ripened Raspberries have to be the ultimate Summertime soft fruit. Careful planning of early, mid and late season varieties will ensure you have fresh rich red Raspberries to pick all Summer long. 307 more words


weeded the back long border

must take netting of and cut back dead leaves then re cover the net

Well i thought i would finish clearing up the hedge clipping and weeds at the some time  and feeling quite please with my self accidentally pulled up some red hot pokers so moved some further up the garden as you cannot really grow anything when the hedge keeps coming out i should be able to get some lettuce and small veg in the winter… 19 more words

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Pruning the apple tree

Well it’s done now, for better or worse. There’s no going back.

I have to admit to a degree of trepidation each year when the third week of August comes around and it is time to prune my Suntan apple. 376 more words

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Gardening Guide: The Basics

People who do not have any experience with gardening consider this as a very complex and difficult project. Knowing how much exactly your plants need water or sunlight, what kind of soil they require for healthy growing sounds like very tricky questions. 519 more words


August delights and disaster

Another week without any rain. The garden is beginning to look very dry and crisp and across the lawn you can see where  hoggin paths went, which were laid in the original walled garden, by the browning of the grass. 414 more words

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