Tag Archives: Roses

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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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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Ladybird, Ladybird, Fly Away Home…

Well, it had to come to an end sometime. After more than two weeks of uninterrupted sunshine and soaring temperatures here in the UK, with yesterday being the hottest, and stickiest day yet, the heat wave has broken.  We are … Continue reading

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A Fridge Magnet’s Wisdom & My Little Gardening Man

It felt positively spring-like on Wednesday. The sun shone all day! It’s all gone downhill since then.  Today, Friday, and its back to more rain in the air, although not quite so cold so things are looking up I suppose.  “Perhaps we shall … Continue reading

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