Tag Archives: gardening

Escape to the sun

Apart from putting forward the ridiculous hypothesis that Jesus once visited Britain, William Blake’s poetic reference to “England’s green and pleasant land”, with specific reference to “mountains green” and “pleasant pastures” , ignores the fact that it is only so … Continue reading

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Greece: preparations, stay cool

It is now only 3 weeks before I fly to Greece.  Preparations have to be made for leaving behind house and garden, friends and family. With a sudden outbreak of dry if not reliably sunny weather I have been concentrating … Continue reading

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Brecon Beacons: waterfalls and pleasures revisited.

For over two weeks now I’ve been non-stop busy in the garden.  The physically most demanding job has been cutting hedges because some of them are 15-20 feet high.  That means erecting, dismantling (English is sometimes very strange, why not … Continue reading

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Tilos: images, looking back.

I’m back home now and trying to sort out my garden and come to terms with the vagaries of British weather.  The vegetables would have shrivelled and died if a friend hadn’t watered them for me in the heat and … Continue reading

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No wild walks in Greece: taking a positive view.

One of the inevitable consequences of spending the last three summers trekking in Greece has been that the garden has been neglected.  It’s about ¼ acre, a lot to neglect.    Many people living nearby have moved as they got … Continue reading

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Greece: on the edge

Apologies. The last week or so I have been rushing around like the proverbial, if biologically unidentified, blue arsed fly.  Constantly under time pressure.  The main reason for being in Grey Britain these days is to be with family and … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 28: Rough-dug and ready for winter

Completely different feel to the day from the outset on Wednesday as if the grey and the wet of the past weeks belonged somewhere else, to another time.  Blue sky and cold air greeted me as I left the house … Continue reading

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