Category Archives: Artist

Our Lady’s Tears

It’s amazing where a simple flower will take you.    Around two weeks ago our Lily of the Valley flowered up in the front garden. They come  every year without fail. There is a blanket clusteration,a botheration,of Lily of the Valley in between … Continue reading

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Den

A few years ago I was co-ordinating the Children’s Area at a local gardening show. I wanted to create a space for the younger visitors that was accessible,welcoming and inspiring. I wanted the children and younger visitors to feel that it was their space and that … Continue reading

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Eat Me

Ingredients A new year and all that , resoloutions and directions. Lately I’ve been thinking alot about motivation. Being lazy.  Self belief . Lack of confidence. Navel gazing. Is there something that you think that you just can’t do?  That you’re just ‘not good at’ ?  … Continue reading

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Lurkers and Pointers and Daffodill Bulbs

Here are the latest pictures of the Lurkers. (They are the moon-faced bog-trotters).  Aren’t they doing well? Give us a twirl ,Anthea. You can’t say the H word in front of them though.  And this is Carlos . Carlos has pointy ears. Carlos is … Continue reading

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A Eulogy – Part I

Wind’s Up.  It will do that.  Everything is blowing away. Washing on the line.  Abandoned garden toys. Empty flowerpots . General Garden detritus. The contents of our Steptoe yard that are supposedly destined for the corpy tip/recycling centre. What hasn’t blown … Continue reading

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Tomato Bothering

  I’ve been on the slop.  Making Chutney.  I’ve been at the Squirters.  Bothering them.  I picked many and they all went into the pot. I did a few things and they turned into chutney. The chutney went into the pots.   The … Continue reading

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You don’t bring me flowers any more

This is not a post about Neil Diamond. Or Barbara Streisand. Heaven forfend.  Don’t get me wrong – I am sure that both Mr Diamond and Ms S are both a couple of absolute Lovelies. But it’s just that song. I’m not … Continue reading

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