Category: Gardening

Life here on the edge isn’t ideal for gardening, sand instead of soil, eternal winds, salt-laden air and mole invasions all try to thwart our gardening attempts, but we haven’t given up yet and actually have quite a nice garden despite the challenges.

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Chilling in the Garden

Temperatures were in the high 20’s at the weekend. Skies were blue and breezes were light. I’m not permitted to do much at the moment so other than the odd walk much of the weekend was spent chilling in the garden. There are lots of candy floss colours around the garden at the moment. The...

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Stretching the Weekend

Having worked additional hours on Wednesday and Thursday I’d hope to finish early on Friday thereby stretching out the weekend a little. As is often the case things cropped up at work and I ended up staying there until later than usual anyway. So much for my plans! Not to worry though we still managed...

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Garden Updates

With a nice spell of sunshine this afternoon I thought it was time for a garden update. It’s looking nice out there and going through its annual purple phase at the moment. Bluebells, Aquilegias, Geraniums, Forget-me-Knots and a few other things have replaced the yellows of early Spring with a selections of blues and purples....

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Rain at Last

That didn’t really feel like a bank holiday weekend. I think its the fact that things still aren’t back to normal due to Coronavirus. We can’t complain though as it had everything we needed. Cycling, running, kayaking, swimming in crystal clear waters, a walk at RSPB Ynyshir, windsurfing, a Spicery meal and some rain at...

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What a Weekend

What a weekend that was! Evidenced in some part by the number of changes of outfit I had. I was up early and into shorts and T-shirt on Saturday morning. After coffee, breakfast and some playing of games on my phone the wind started to fill in so it was time to head to the...

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A New Front Garden

As mentioned in a previous post about garden makevovers, the diggers have been and gone. We have a new front garden! I usually do fencing and garden landscaping myself. However, there was quite a bit to do on the front garden. There would be lots of waste material to get rid of which would be...

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Garden Makeover

I’m quite pleased with our back garden. It could almost be described as a mature, well-maintained garden these days. Quite a garden makeover if you think about what it was like when we first moved here. Essentially it was just a grassy and very uneven field. It then became a building site whilst our house...

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Hector the Robot Mower

Now that things have warmed up a little, Hector our robot mower has been out and about. The weekend was decidedly Spring like and he’s been busy keeping the garden tidy for us. Perfect Edges The time spent creating the perfect habitat for him was time well spent. So far he hasn’t got stuck anywhere....

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Far out on the Sandbanks

Anna and I went for a low tide walk at the weekend. It had been a lovely day so I’d spent most of it in the garden. The clear up continued and things are now ready for summer. As well as tidying up and weeding the borders I cut back lots of shrubs. I also...