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Education with a conscience

Nothing to do with gardening but a this a great article by a friend of mine who is a journalist out in Indonesia:

Education with a conscience.

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When the weather brings both wonder and despair

As someone who gardens for a living the past few weeks have been particularly trying; the unseasonably warm weather in March resulted in a rush to start getting on with jobs in clients’ gardens and a nice early tan but since then, due to rain of Biblical proportions, it has been difficult to get on with a number of jobs where clearing beds of weeds has been the main task. 359 more words

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March, the month of so much

The garden is alive with activity: on the warmer days bees are out in force looking for early nectar, bumping into me as they go; seeds are being sown at a frenetic pace ; a new border has been made on the edge of the drive using topsoil, garden compost and mushroom compost (that has been sitting around since last autumn), planted up and mulched with bark chippings; the first autumn sown sweet peas have been planted out as they were outgrowing the root trainers and starting to get rather unruly; pruning of Cornus, Buddjela, Hydrangea, grasses etc. 273 more words

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Broadwater Warren RSPB Reserve

Broadwater Warren sits in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), close to the village of Groombridge, and for many years has been the site of a large conifer plantation with only a few pockets of the natural heathland remaining. 354 more words

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Liebster Blog Award

From time-to-time you see other bloggers posting about an award that they’ve received; well today it is my turn and I have to thank Karen over at The Garden Smallholder for her kindness in bestowing upon me the Liebster Blog Award (from what I can fathom Liebster is German for dearest, beloved or favourite), an award given by bloggers to up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers. 219 more words

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La Mezquita Catedral, Cordoba

For the final post of my Alhambra photo-series we  move from Granada to Cordoba and La Mezquita Catedral.  Built on a site that was first a pagan temple then a Visigothic Christian church, the Umayyad mosque is regarded as one of the finest monuments of Islamic architecture. 233 more words

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Islamic architecture at the Alhambra

Having looked at the Alhambra from afar in my first post, followed by examples of the Islamic tile-work found within the palaces in my second and the Generalife in my third, this fourth post in my Alhambra photo-series takes a closer look at the architectural detail of the palace complex. 307 more words

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