Monthly Archives: March 2011

criminal elements

Rain most of yesterday and overnight last night, so with the joy of fresh growth comes the inevitable spurt of weeds.  I will have to keep my trusty hoe handy which I think is the best way to keep on … Continue reading

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my phone is like a singing bird . . . . . .

-3 Centigrade at 7am this morning when I set out for London and Comic Relief, and I had to scrape ice off the windscreen before driving to the railway station in Chesterfield.  The clocks having gone forward, there were vestiges … Continue reading

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one bee, one butterfly . .

This week has been full of warmth and sunshine, and blue skies, but everywhere still needs rain. We have had less than a centimetre all month and last year’s pattern of over-dry Springs moving into too wet summers might repeat.  Stuart said … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox

In time for the Spring Equinox, that fantastic moment when the day and night hours are equal, I planted out the shallots and most of the onion sets I had prepared in  trays of compost in the greenhouse. They had … Continue reading

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the excitement of seed packets

It was an indulgence but I did it anyway- bought an entire allotment’s worth of seeds from Brown’s for £20, at half price it promises a year’s worth of food, filling the average allotment with wonderful plants.  I know I … Continue reading

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The Cost of Living

March 7th The Cost of Living  Monday March 7th  Bright, very frosty start to the day. – I caught the 7.55 train to London from Chesterfield for a meeting , and for once had time to queue for five minutes … Continue reading

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Filey

Filey    March  10th  am Looking out across the ocean, sparkling in the sunlight.  The jug full of daffodils in my face, with their scent of Spring. The old catchphrase- there may not be a heaven but somewhere there is a … Continue reading

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