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Autumn is here

Where did the Summer go? August just flew by sadly I was unable to write up my blog this month. We had hardly any rain in August and the garden suffered somewhat. The most disappointing were my roses which produced … Continue reading

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A bit more like summer

Temperatures just tipping 20°C in my part of the world and night time temperatures are around the 16’s what a difference this has made to the growth of my plants and a welcome return to warmer days. A celebration of … Continue reading

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Ne’er cast a clout……

…..till May be out. It’s certainly out now, and what a wonderful display we have had in Somerset this year.  Temperatures are rising nicely for the first month of summer however the easterly winds are keeping the temperature a little on … Continue reading

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May….the month of blossoms

Here we are on the ninth of the month and not a word written yet! May a busy month for most of us, a month when temperatures are on the rise and threats of frost are ever present, seedlings are … Continue reading

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April showers…….

…. well not really but the flowers are coming that bloom in May.  So far this month we have had two days of rain so the ground is getting quite dry.  Having said that the temperatures and general weather conditions … Continue reading

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Will it ever warm up ?…..

I do hope so.  The month of March has been dreadful in my part of the world, I usually moan about the rain but we have had very little this month.  I could go on about the snow but we … Continue reading

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Well it’s here….

…Spring that is.  After around three weeks of grey skies and very cold air flowing across the Southwest of England, we have moved into a much warmer period which although still not all that sunny it is very much warmer and … Continue reading

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January…….

….sick and tired you’ve been hanging on me, with apologies to Pilot, stolen from their 70’s pop song. The month was a good old fashioned English winter, cold, wet, overcast skies and low pressure for most of the time and … Continue reading

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OK, I think I have had enough snow now !!…

“Hopefully the weather may improve next week and we will be able to get on with more seed sowing and planting up some bare rooted roses.” My final sentence from last week, sadly, this did not happen. A very cold … Continue reading

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Well, I got what I asked for….

Last week I suggested that a cold spell was needed to set the garlic and fruit buds on the apples and pears, I will keep quiet in future! This weeks weather has again seen an ever falling barometer, usual for this … Continue reading

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