Tag Archives: Garden

After The Rain Shower

“I’m just sitting watching flowers in the rain
Feel the power of the rain making the garden grow”

After a sudden sharp shower I rushed to the garden to photograph the raindrops…

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Trivia – In September 1967 the BBC launched a new popular music breakfast radio station called Radio 1, the first DJ was Tony Blackburn and the first song played was “Flowers in the Rain” by the Birmingham pop group The Move.


February Garden Shadows

In The Garden – Raindrops


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Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complaining…

So I just did me some talking to the sun
And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done
Sleeping on the job
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling
Burt Bacharach / Hal David

A Look Around The Farm in Early May

Thank goodness for lockdown because things are getting busy down here on the farm.

Peas are doing well, I have crushed up some extra strong mints and put some peppermint tea bags down because this is said to deter the mice which did a lot of damage last year.


The Broad Beans are doing well…

Broad Beans

And the potatoes…


I am growing these in pots because last year I lost the entire crop to wireworm.  These have popped up in the garden, left in the ground from last year and I am going to let them grow to see if they are still there…

Potatoes 01

There is a lot of work to do in the green house of course…

Greenhouse 02

And although the farm is mostly arable there is a chicken to look after…


I have got a couple of helpers from Eastern Europe, one from Poland and the other from Latvia but I don’t know I will manage next year after Boris’ Barmy Brexit…

Garden Helpers

A Butterfly visits the Garden


Just when the caterpillar thought it was going to die it became a butterfly”

– an English proverb.


The Garden in Late March

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My Revised Travel Plans for 2020

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The Early July Garden

Soft Sun, Gentle Breeze, Mercury Rising.  A perfect Summer day to be in the garden in England.  No better place to be.  How lucky I am…

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In The June Garden

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In The Garden