Category Archives: Gardening

Herbs for summer

One of the best things about having some space is being able to grow fresh herbs to add to summer salads (and other dishes). I finally got my current selection of herbs into their pots.  I’d intended to grow from … Continue reading

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Municipal Bedding in St James’s Park

Wandering across London from the RHS Halls back towards Leicester Sq and Covent Garden I happened to pass through st James’s Park. It was an overcast afternoon, dull grey skies and the theat of rain. I spent a few minutes … Continue reading

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RHS Great London Plant Fair – RHS Halls, Vincent Square

As an RHS member (I’ve been a member off and on for the last 15 or so years) I get free entry to the Great London Plant Shows.  I’ve been a bit remiss about going to these, because in prior … Continue reading

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One of my many bad habits…

…is to wander around DIY emporiums and garden centres and flower shows (Chelsea and Hampton Court I’m looking at you)  and acquire pretty things for the garden.  This includes, but is not limited to: garden ornaments, garden pots of varying … Continue reading

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The right tool for the right job

It’s quite possible to garden very cheaply with the minimum outlay of cash but sometimes you just need to push the boat out a bit. While sorting out my seed stash (I have a materials stash and a jewellery making … Continue reading

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Blooming Amaryllis!

One of my three Amaryllis bulbs is finally blooming; to say I am surprised is a massive understatement! Two gorgeous pale blooms in full flower and one still in bud! I bought three bulbs in late December 2010 (or possibly early … Continue reading

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Feathered visitor

I’ve acquired a cheeky friend who’s been popping by every time I set foot into the back garden.  He (or she) does a quick fly by and then gradually hops along the top of the fence until he can take … Continue reading

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