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Gardening Tips June 24th 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016 @ 10:06 AM
posted by Lizzy

April and May always seem to be a bit disappointing on the fruit and vegetable patch, because the winter crops have come to an end, but nothing’s really got going for the new season. Particularly so this year and summer abundance is still a little way off. Luckily the hens […]

Off with their Heads!

Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 10:06 AM
posted by Elizabeth

So midsummer has finally come and you have flowers in the garden, where only a couple of months ago there was very little other than cold mud. So you an sit back and relax no? Not so fast! It’s time to get those snippers out and whip the dead heads […]

Gardening Tips June 17th 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 05:06 PM
posted by Elizabeth

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed; And every […]

Elder, Elder Everywhere…

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 12:06 PM
posted by Elizabeth

June. Long twilights, sticky evenings and fantastic thunderstorms. And Elder. I have an Elder tree right outside my bedroom window and it is just fantastic! The birds love it too as it offers good purchase for a young bird flying school (or so it seems!) Elder trees are a bit […]

Gardening Tips June 10th 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 06:06 AM
posted by Lizzy

As if by magic, the tulips are now gone, the alliums stand tall to attention and the magnificent oriental poppy, Patty’s Plum sneaked out of her armour this week, with vibrant, yet soft and silky petals. It really is summer now, and I shall enjoy the company of Patty as […]