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Rain and compost

What a beautiful morning we had today. Not only sunny but also quite warm. After mowing, I decided to try and finish moving the compost. And I would have finished if the day had remained as beautiful. As it was … Continue reading

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Torta di mele

Hooray! Blue sky and sunshine. A fantastic day. And I didn’t want to waste it. After last year’s drop, it was essential that I remade the leaf trap. So, using the remains of the wildflower patch fence, I added one … Continue reading

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Wild no more

Today was all about the wildflower patch. Or, rather, the complete decimation of the wildflower patch. Amazingly, it took almost all day. As well as hitting it with the whipper snipper (strimmer for British readers) it had to be raked … Continue reading

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More compost moving

And so, today it was back to the compost area of the garden following yesterday’s start. And a lot of progress was made. As well as moving the bins, I also needed to move the cairn I built long ago … Continue reading

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Compost removalist

The last big job we had Chris the Gardener in for was to move the stick pile. The reason we wanted it gone was in order to create a bit more space up the back for compost, a leaf trap … Continue reading

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Big yellow thing

I discovered today that about 26% of Americans think that the sun orbits the earth. I don’t know about anyone else but I think that’s shocking. I’m sure Copernicus would be in fits if he wasn’t dead. Though, to be … Continue reading

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Serpent! Serpent!

Today I watched a buzzard being chased off by a gang of crows. We were up the park prior to Day-z going to the vet for her foot, when I noticed the buzzard. They look quite magnificent as they swoop … Continue reading

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Stickpile

Chris the Gardener was due to come last Thursday and remove the stickpile. Unfortunately, he had to rush off to the hospital with his ‘other half’ because she’d eaten too much fatty food. Not having a gall bladder (it was … Continue reading

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Money in travel

Once upon a time there was a young man called Thomas. He dreamed of arranging overseas trips for people who didn’t have access to the Internet. His idea was siezed upon and embraced in a very tight hug. To say … Continue reading

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Bloomin’ marvellous

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Farnham’s participation in Britain in Bloom. The competition itself has been held annually since 1963 following a trip to France by Roy Hay. He happened to visit during the Fleurissement de France which … Continue reading

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