Category Archives: Gardens

15 Minutes by the Climbing Rose….

  I always find that I am fighting a losing battle trying to capture bees – especially with my antiquated equipment.   Hoverflies on the other hand are far more obliging.

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How to Kill the Buzz…

So two weeks in and what little reserve of fun I had has totally evaporated.   Every day around 4pm I hit the UK Covid dashboard for the latest figures on just how the infection in Leicester is doing and I … Continue reading

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I Hate the Summer….

I know this is a very unpopular view to hold but it is true I don’t like the summer (Please excuse the hyperbole in the title.).  I really don’t like the way it gets very sticky and humid (I’m sure … Continue reading

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An Appointment with MTV…

  There was a time when MTV ruled the musical roost.  Oh those heady 1980’s when there was such a muzz about the place when Thriller was released.  How things have changed and yet possibly the same – we may … Continue reading

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Garden Bound….

  After all the excitement of actually getting out and enjoying the spring weather it was back to the garden.

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Garden, Garden….

Some time ago we decided to give the garden a major make over.  It took several  years to finally get the garden the way we wanted it but now, with all of us in lockdown, the time and money have … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me?…….

Thankfully my moody moaning has passed and I have returned to quiet resignation of my lot – this is how life is going to be from now for a while yet and there really isn’t a great deal I can … Continue reading

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I know it is for my own good but….

So I have been in lockdown conditions since the 7th March this year (I started two weeks early because of a leg injury meant I had to rest).  I know I know the lockdown is for my own good and … Continue reading

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An English Country Garden….

How many sweat flowers grow In an English country garden? Phillip Guyler / Johnny Griggs / Traditional   So the song goes…however, it doesn’t say anything about hay fever aggravating asthma!   Just to add to joy it would seem … Continue reading

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Sign of things to come…

The early blooms are starting to fade in the garden at the moment.  However, this has not stopped the pollen count to be high which in turn has aggravated my asthma so as I sit here I have sore eyes … Continue reading

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