Category Archives: sustainable living

Pink Bluebells,Blue Comfrey and Easter eggs

Hyacinthoides hispanica Pinky Woo I’ve always loved Spring flowers,especially wild ones. Daffs, Cowslips,Primroses,Forget-Me-Nots…Bluebells. When I was little  there used to be plenty of bluebells growing around our rather wild garden. I can still remember the pink blubell that used to grow at … 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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Since last we met ..

Since last we met … I’m pressing this to see what happens ..

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#teamparsnip

The Aliens have landed.  Here they are on their flying saucer. As you can see, they are sporting their fine alien hats. Mash get Smash. They’ll start cackling at me next. It’s all gone a bit Roswell on this one. … 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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Do you prefer a Squirter or a Lurker ?

These are squirters: These are Lurkers : Which do you prefer? The Squirters live in The Greenhouse.  They are communal dwellers under glass. They have many children.  They are visited by all and sundry , 24/7.   The Moth , The Bees , … Continue reading

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Joey and The Potatoes

Freddie and The Dreamers, Charlton and The Wheelies , Joey and The Potatoes. But of course.  I’ve been gardening today.  I got quite a lot done . I cleared the bottom veg. beds , and dug them over.  Cleared the … Continue reading

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LUSH

Yesterday, as is usual during the school holidays, I spent all morning ricocheting between Eldest and Toddler Littlest , with no make up on.  By midday Eldest hadn’t had much of a look in and was beginning to eye up a bit of negative attention seeking as … Continue reading

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Off to the boot

I promised myself that I would write about this : Before you ask , there were not any drugs involved in the making of this post ( but there was a can of contraband maltese lager called Cisk , courtesy … Continue reading

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