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Here Comes Summer!

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The title of of this post is tongue-in-cheek given I’m sat at my desk with rain pattering on the skylight and a brisk draught […]

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Teeming Down at Tremenheere

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Anyone who has spent time holidaying in Cornwall will know that the county’s weather can be relied upon to dictate your itinerary from start […]

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April Showers

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Unpredictability is the name of the game when it comes to British weather, but one old proverb certainly promises to ring true in 2019: […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Zephyranthes carinata 

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  Zephyranthes carinata : rosepink zephyr lily, pink rain lily, Indian crocus The parts of China I’m required to visit on my buying trips […]

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Watering in the Rain

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  “I need to water the garden before it rains!”: I know this sounds ridiculous (it looks even sillier) but rushing to wet the […]

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Soaked

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  “It never rains, but it pours” is an English expression which means that when troubles come, they all come together. This week the […]

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Tears

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“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there […]

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Signs of Spring

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  I’ve been out of town this weekend, enjoying the delights of Surrey’s innumerable hostelries in the company of my university friends. It’s the […]

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Omens

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  “I laugh because I must not cry. That is all. That is all.” Abraham Lincoln To say our current travails with the building […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Hosta “Halcyon” AGM

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Alright, enough now, all this wet stuff has been marvellous but where’s the sun? This time last year it was scorching – so scorching […]

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Standing Room Only

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  With the garden at Polegate Cottage temporarily occupied by builders and tradesmen, I am experiencing an explosion in the plant population next door […]

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Polegate Cottage: Three Months On

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It’s been three months since we bought the house next door. The idea is to convert The Watch House and Polegate Cottage into one […]

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