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The Hawkmoth Caterpillar

There are some little critters I like. (Foxes, squirrels, bees.)  And some little critters I do not like. (Spiders, wasps, wats – can’t even bring myself to write the correct word….) This find falls into the like category although I … Continue reading

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The Garden – a photo review of the summer so far

I know it isn’t over yet but I had quite a few photos taken over the last three months that capture the light and some of the plants we have grown and allowed to self sow this year. A self-sown … Continue reading

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Sunflower watch

We are growing a new sunflower this year. Helianthus ‘helios flame.’ I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to sunflowers and didn’t fancy growing this bi-coloured variety but Gav wanted to try it so we did. So far … Continue reading

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The Garden – planting combinations

If you are a gardener or a lover of plants I’m sure you have leafed through books or wandered around other gardens and thought how wonderful the planting combinations are that they have created. Over the years I have been … Continue reading

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Bloom 2015 – garden update

The summer is in full swing. I’d like to say it was wall to wall sunshine here in Leeds but alas that is not what we get, well not very often. We have had a few good weeks and one … Continue reading

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Photo a Day – week twelve

Something different this week. A week of Hosta’s. I adore Hosta’s. I apologise in advance for not knowing the variety’s I have pictured here. Well I think I know two. I have tried to look them up but goodness there … Continue reading

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The click, tick list – plant a living fence

I’m making some progress on crossing things off this year. Hooray. Next up was to plant a ‘living’ fence. We ordered Salix viminalis rods from here. Ours were 2.5m tall and we got 100. That was a rough estimate based … Continue reading

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Little roses

My Mum bought me a bunch of pink roses for my birthday. I have been in love with short packed vases of flowers for a while now but never really tried one with roses like this before. There wasn’t much … Continue reading

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The Garden in February

It was funny. The minute I typed up that post about the new Mac it dawned on me I had taken more photos last week than I had for ages and the reason for that? More daylight hours. Ha! About … Continue reading

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The Garden in October

Things are slowing down out there but Gav has planted his winter pots and been making some repairs. The plants growing up the arbor had really started to take over and the top of this structure had been slowly falling … Continue reading

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