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Duncan Darbishire
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Ex GP, Associate of Royal Photographic Society, very minor poet, I suppose gardener.
Ex GP, Associate of Royal Photographic Society, very minor poet, I suppose gardener.

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LIFE, THE GARDEN AND EVERYTHING
The garden is exploding with growth - grasses, masses of ribwort plantain on the bankings, trees coming into leaf and weeds in abundance. There is a lot of creature bonding going on - pheasants together, two blue tits in the seed feeder and every so often o...
LIFE, THE GARDEN AND EVERYTHING
LIFE, THE GARDEN AND EVERYTHING
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THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR
It is all happening - suddenly it is warm, swallows and martins have arrived, the rhododendron we got from near Matlock is flowering and its scent carried right across the garden. What a difference a bit of sunshine makes (and a bit of warmth). Coffee outsi...
THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR
THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR
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IT'S MAY AND A RANT
Before I get to sowing spinach and other less important stuff I am going to have a little rant. All the ecological and similar degradation going on with our planet comes down to one thing - too many human beings.  As we have only one place to live (at prese...
IT'S MAY AND A RANT
IT'S MAY AND A RANT
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THE WILD WOOD
Here at The Nook we have tried to recreate a small area of native woodland and we do have most of the native common wild flowers. Today, Saturday, we went to Sea Wood, managed by the Woodland Trust, and experienced a true wood in spring.  There are well tro...
THE WILD WOOD
THE WILD WOOD
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ENCHANTED APRIL
If you are reading this there has not been a nuclear war and we are back from the sun in Tuscany. Don't quite know how R got me there as I hate travelling via airports and stuff.  The garden has not changed that much in a week but has come on with the impro...
ENCHANTED APRIL
ENCHANTED APRIL
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OF MICE, MOSS AND A MISTAKE
The big mower has been out (with me on it) and most of the lawns are cut with the setting fairly high. The grass and moss is surprisingly dry. Things look much neater after the grass is cut. I have put the Euphorbia characias Wulfenii in the new rose bed wi...
OF MICE, MOSS AND A MISTAKE
OF MICE, MOSS AND A MISTAKE
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SUNSHINE WOULD BE GOOD
Just a smidgeon - actually Monday was pleasant and I began to fill the new rose bed. but then its has gone all murky again. The outlook is hopeful with some dry weather. I have given the grass nearest the house a light cut - here we go, mowing is here. The ...
SUNSHINE WOULD BE GOOD
SUNSHINE WOULD BE GOOD
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APRIL
Easter Day. April 1st. All Fools Day. Sunny but cool. Transplanted more snowdrops, removed last of bulbs from rose bed and now just three massive shrub roses to move with roots like steel hawsers. Tidied around the pond and raked out debris. Despite all att...
APRIL
APRIL
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GARDENING GETS GOING
R has been transplanting the snowdrops whilst I clear more from the rosebed and put the plants in one of the veg beds. The raspberries have been retied where they have come loose but they are ageing and will need replacing. I have pruned some low new growth...
GARDENING GETS GOING
GARDENING GETS GOING
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DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
The Siberian wind whips in wrenching twigs from the trees, whipping up leaf litter and heaping it into corners.  It seems we are all victims of stuff from Russia at the moment!?  The cold is back and finishing off the destruction of any half hardy plants li...
DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
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