summer

A Moment In The Gin & Tonic Garden

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Once in a while one’s garden has a ‘moment’, a brief period of time when everything comes together to create a picture-perfect scene and […]

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National Allotments Week 2021

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I am surprised and embarrassed to note that the last time I wrote on TFG’s blog was back in January. Where have the last […]

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The Watch House Awaits

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The pots are all planted and in position, their arrangements have been checked from every angle, adjusted and appraised again. Happy with the result, […]

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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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Don’t mention the A word

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The word starting with A, describing the season after summer and before winter, has been banned in my household for the last month. I […]

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Farewell to the summer of 2018

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  As the sun sets on August, what will be my abiding memories of summer 2018? It goes without saying that the heat and […]

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The Rhythm of the Jungle

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  There were points during February and March when I thought my garden might never regain its former glory. The Beast from the East […]

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How Does my Garden Grow? August

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  My garden has come together rather later than usual, but come together it has. Unburdened by not opening for the National Gardens Scheme, […]

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Tales from the Gin & Tonic Garden

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  As a rule, I don’t sit down, unless it’s to eat a meal or to work. When I make myself a cup of […]

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The Morning After The Weekend Before

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  It did not take long to go to sleep last night. After a weekend of baking, talking, entertaining, watering, meeting, greeting, fetching and […]

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Opening Pains

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  Had we opened our seaside garden on the usual weekend, this is the scene that would have greeted our visitors. Not bad, even […]

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