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Patricia Mason
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Early March
 The purple and yellow crocus look lovely poking their heads through the lawn but I have to remember not to tread on them.  I have been moving pots onto the grass while we pressure wash the paths.  We have never done it before so you can imagine the dramati...

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20th February 2017
The phone woke me up with a start at one o'clock in the morning on Saturday.  My first thought was, "This must be bad news."  As I picked up I imagined my younger sister telling me my 94 year old mother had passed.  We are preparing a birthday party for her...

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Messing About
I got up this morning intent on spending the day tidying up the garden then did exactly the opposite! I began well by sprucing up a small bed outside the back door.  It doesn't look great just now but it is no longer covered in dead leaves and the old stems...

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February 2017
I have been shopping! I made the most of the Lidl special offer .... 5 pks for £1 for the veg seeds and 5 pks for £2 for flowers.  Unfortunately I then chose to go through the self service till and somehow managed to over charge myself by £1.60!  My Garden ...

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The Wild Side
I have spent quite a few hours at the top of our lane recently trying to improve the place.  As I have already mentioned this is a road verge separating the top of our road from a fast flowing and busy by-pass.  I was fed up of seeing it over grown and fill...

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Paint & Posts
I had a bit of a crafty day today.  The morning began with the front gate.  We painted the front windows and doors last year but ran out of steam before we got to the gate ...it needed fixing at that time anyway so it was left.  Andy got round to fixing it ...

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Mad as a box of Frogs


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I worked out I need a minimum of ten full days in the garden just to get on top of the jobs I want to do before Autumn.  The main job is at the back where I am removing plants to create a proper place for the vegetable patch. Old photos of our house when it...

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Chain Saw Attack
Andy happened to be on the lane a few days ago when Richard came by.  Richard chops hedges and trees for a living so he could not resist commenting on our holly tree.  It has grown next to the front path for the last twenty odd years with its roots causing ...

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Fight Back
I put it off long enough .... I kept wandering round in despair at the state of the place instead of reaching for the shears. The pond had completely disappeared under the pond weed and the paths were becoming impassable.   The crocosmia had to go.  I love ...
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