Tag Archives: Gardening

Coronavirus Diary 40 – How to make friends and influence people

For much of the last week I have been out in my back garden.  It’s one of the sole parts of the property that I can make progress with given the state of the world at the moment.    In … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 33 – Waste Not, Want Not

Yesterday was a bit of a momentous day for me.  The giant skip that had been blocking my window to the world was finally taken away after almost 8 weeks.  The delay had been that a pneumatic part on the … Continue reading

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The evocative gardens of Arundel Castle

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the wonderful little Sussex town of Arundel whose centrepiece is one of the most imposing castles in southern Britain. The castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Norfolk … Continue reading

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The English Landscape Garden

Given that it’s Easter time, the traditional beginning to the summer season in the U.K., it means that I’m once again able to enjoy the countless country gardens around and about. Many have seen our gardens on various TV shows … Continue reading

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The Great Storm of Saint Jude

Like many people in southern Britain, we have spent the last 4 or 5 days waiting ominously for a great storm to arrive.  We were promised that it would be comparable to the “Hurricane” of 1987, an event I very … Continue reading

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With silver bells and cockleshells

Something amazing has happened this summer. We actually got one! I’ve had a my own house and garden for 5 years and this is the first time that we have actually had a summer. We’ve had 5 or 6 weeks … Continue reading

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