Category Archives: Garden Snippets

Back On The Slow Track

Keeping safe, keeping strong,  basking in the warmth and light of a new spring morning ~ Finding sanctuary; breathing once more in the calm. Renewal of joy, a message of peace found in the beauty of nature’s gifts to us, … Continue reading

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An Early Spring Blog Hop

Spring is a little slower to arrive than this time last year, but that is no bad thing for all those creatures who need a while longer to hibernate. Here, in Somerset, daffodils have already appeared and what a joy … Continue reading

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New Laptop: New Beginning: New Photo Challenge

Is blogging time stretched out differently to ‘normal’ time?  I ask this because I feel as if I’ve been away for weeks even though it’s been, well, several days at least. As some of you know, I have had laptop … Continue reading

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September Rose

September it is then.  Time for picking ripe blackberries from the burgeoning hedgerows to be stewed, sweetened and then baked into golden-crusted pies.  Topped off of course with lashings of steaming hot custard.  But before that, and autumn arrives in … Continue reading

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Into The Fray Of My English Garden

What does the word ‘fray’ mean to you?  This is the question we are asked by John for the Weekly Photo Challenge. When I think of the word fray I tend to think of an actual fray, as in ‘going … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art Is An Abalone Shell

The theme for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Work of Art’.  Michelle defines it this way: “Art” isn’t just paintings and sculptures, it can be anything in which we find beauty and meaning — even food. Show us a … Continue reading

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WPC: Inside My Hope-Filled English Garden

This week’s  Weekly Photo Challenge theme is ‘Inside’.  This is my interpretation.  Here’s hoping. Walking around my garden today, I can’t help thinking how different things are compared to last year when we were in the grip of a long, … Continue reading

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First Frost Melts in the Heat of Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

Yes, dear friends, this morning we awoke to our first frost of the season here in our little corner of Somerset!  I knew that it  was  cold when our cat Eddie shot in from outside and immediately jumped up on … Continue reading

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This Storm Will Bring You Down but it Will Not Break You

The storm arrived last night as was forecast. It did its best to wreak havoc with its howling winds and pounding rain.  By morning the damage was done but not as bad as was first feared for us in our … Continue reading

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Sherri’s Five Top Tips for Home and Garden

Good Monday morning to you all, although I have just looked at the clock and realised that it is in fact already afternoon. Funny that, as I feel a post brewing inside me about the pros and cons of all … Continue reading

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