Monthly Archives: July 2011

Scent, Sails, and Sleep Deprivation

What is your favourite time of year in the garden? What is your favourite plant? What is your favourite scent? I’m sure my answers to all these questions come as something of a disappointment to the garden visitors who pose … Continue reading

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The Warm Spectrum

Just as I was going to re-start my sun-bathing routine – abandoned 2 decades ago – the sky changed from blue to grey, and the temperature dropped from pleasant to “I think I’d better put some socks on”. Even South … Continue reading

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An Hour of Bliss

There is a tradition in my Bohemian family I rather like. For every decade of life, a whole day’s celebration – the older one gets the more drawn-out the festivities. So far I’ve had five days, a party in Germany … Continue reading

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Out of the Garden

Two new toys arrived in the post the other day and rather than getting on with urgent tasks – the garden had been sadly neglected during the run-up, the event, and aftermath of my “official” birthday party – I spent … Continue reading

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Neolithic Tidyness

Thanks to concerted efforts and the excellent help from Szabi, our Hungarian Wwoofer, the garden has now reached excessive levels of tidiness: even the Thyme Steps are swept clean of debris. It’s almost too much to bear and I feel … Continue reading

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