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Placid day

Well first, there were two slow-worms in the compost bin, basking under the heat-trap plastic covers.  This is the younger of the two.

Then the violets are spreading ever further about the grass at the back – fully justifying my failure to mow regularly, as evidently they are having the chance to set and distribute seed.   191 more words

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The Spider's Rose

Dandelion (Taraxacum) in the wind

Age old webs sprawled across the garden

Where the spider sleeps & feasts

The weeds blowing in the breeze of summer nights… 91 more words


House Plants

I haven’t always had the best luck with keeping plants alive.  Poinsettias dry out before Christmas, cactuses that are supposed to be hard to kill- wilt away and trees I’ve had end up being a trunk with roots.   192 more words


Surrey365; Day 15. Holly Blue.

What a treat to see this beautiful little butterfly in the garden today.


How to Plan your Garden: Crop Rotation

Do you always plant your garden the same way? Maybe there’s a permanent tomato trellis, and your corn patch is usually on the north side? If so, consider changing things up this year: your garden will thank you. 1,045 more words

Vegetable Garden

Densely stacked: Provisioning for winter

Here in the southern hemisphere we a have been stacking our woodpile with dry wood in readiness for the winter that lies ahead. 130 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge

The Results Are In!

If you remember from My Big Garden Birdwatch Results blog post at the end of January, I took part in the RSPB’s annual birdwatch, and I am sure many of you did too!   224 more words