Tag Archives: gardens

Locked-down in Wales

Since I arrived home from Greece in early September there have been various shades of lockdown.  It would be more pleasant and safer to have stayed on Symi but unfortunately not to be.  I would have been tempted to stay … Continue reading

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Autumn colour in Grey Britain

Spring and summer were late arriving in Grey Britain this year, the growing season in the garden estimated to be about 3 weeks behind the usual annual pattern.  Similarly Autumn has been late to arrive with trees holding their end-of-summer … 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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Just add sunshine: gardens, cacti, thistles, Brecon Beacons, trig points.

Summers in Grey Britain aren’t as hot and sunny as they used to be.  Or are they? Is it that the pattern of summer has changed or it just that our memory of the past is coloured by a good … Continue reading

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