CSI…UGP….mystery ‘solved’

I was given a plant by one of my elderly clients (82yrs old). She told me it was a plant her husband bought because he liked the foliage…Right, UGP..(Unidentified Growing Plant, let alone Object..)….. She told me it was an ornamental goosberry….Something I Have never HEARD of, as far as I was concerned, gooseberries, lovely…

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You ARE Stronger than You Think you are

The honey bee’s wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second, thus making their famous, distinctive buzz. A honey bee can fly for up to six miles, and as fast as 15 miles per hour. Fascinating little insect really. I was sitting in the garden this morning, (I’m actually back in the garden now,…

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Just Another Day at the Office..

Last week the sun had her hat on and I couldn’t resist getting my camera out, so during the day, I took some photo’s to share with you all…. Twice a week, Gary and I do the garden maintenance, at an Alpaca Farm… never a minute that there is nothing to do…..it’s fab….The thought of…

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Winter Wonderland…… it’s suppose to be Spring..

Its been snowing, on and off since december….. here are some snaps from Dec to date….. I am sharing views from My Office Window……a daily pleasure……. Ducati…snow flying, cause his dad….below…..didn’t wait for him……. My beloved……… New mohican style for the gargoyle… Snow and ivy topping…… Even the spiderwebs were frozen…..magical !!!!!!! Sprinkled in snow………………………looks…

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Fun…..It just made me smile :)

One of our ‘Pub Stops’, well, actually it’s the 1st on route and last of 3-4 that we pop into on our way back….We walk to the furthest pub on the canal, then work our way Back —UP HILL, ALL THE WAY …A GOOD 4 miles I might add..You’d be gagging for a refreshment too…….

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Narrow……..

  I love the history of Narrow Boats….  (https://www.waterways.org.uk/blog/evolution_the_narrow_boat) The peace and tranquility of “Floating” down a canal, nature on both sides…..Oh!! and not to forget to mention the PUB STOPS on the way…… A walk in the woods, finding Narrow paths that lead to ” SURPRISES’ “…. Finding a narrow gate that leads to!!……..Who…

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Wallpapering…it will be quick..🙄😂😂😤😂😂

So…my other half decided the  chill room needed a theme…….after a lot of consideration, he decided on a ‘tropical’ theme.  Plants were purchased and ferns brought indoors, the idea started to come together.  He then decided the chimney breast needed a different wallpaper and a fire surround, something natural,  oldish and rustic … SO we started…

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Garden Joys … In Autumn

The secret of a garden is not in it’s design, it’s in the maintenance of it.. Dead heading, removing dead wood, cutting back, trimming hedges, turning soil, endless weeding of beds, (The one who said if you do a job properly you won’t need to do it again, never weeded a garden bed), transplanting, taking…

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Secrets and Surprises…

The secret of a garden is not creating it, it is maintaining it……digging, weeding, planting, mowing, raking, sweating, swearing…yes, swearing….but after months of blood, sweat and tears, the gardener can stand back and admire the effort, it has taken to give it its dignity back.  (yes EFFORT, or are some under the illusion that if you…

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The traveller

The Traveller…….. Amidst the flames, between the stars, the Traveller roams to galaxy’s far.. You may not see him, but he is always there…. ~~~~~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pictures say a thousand words, conjure up a thousand images and all this add to our imagination. Without my art and my interpretation, sometimes…

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