Category Archives: Gardening

Creativity – lockdown – but everything is the garden is lovely!

We created a courtyard at the front of the house,  with chairs, a table, a trough full of flowers and a bird feeder. It was partly in an attempt to ensure we could have two or three friends round and … Continue reading

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Talking to myself – pictures – poems

                 Occasionally its been enough effort to get up, let alone write. But I’ve got a garden and lots of unfinished projects like repainting the shed! But I’ve managed to re-draft a few … Continue reading

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Early summer in the garden. Pictures -puppet – poems

       – – The frog pond  – translucent wings hover newts wiggle under waterlilies nearby bees fills socks with pollen midges dance in fading light. –            – – Hive – Despite honey stocks … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

                 These are Washi eggs that I made on a course at Dulwich Art Gallery. many years ago. First blow the eggs!  The egg is covered with one piece of paper cut in a … Continue reading

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Signs of spring in Saltdean despite wild weather…

All over Saltdean clumps of bright yellow flowers to cheer the spirit. –   – Out in the garden for a few blowy minutes new flowers have emerged – – Seagulls seek shelter wild winds and billowing sea batter the … Continue reading

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A garden poem and love the marionettes!

    My garden – I could sit here in my garden all my waking hours simply entranced by the profusion of the flowers. – Clouds of blue wisteria float above my head and Aquilegia pink and mauve frame where … Continue reading

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Welcoming the New Year

Sometimes the unexpected happens even flowers can bloom where they want to. – – I have been writing this blog for nearly ten years. It keeps my creative spirit going and ensures I still take photographs of my garden, allotment … Continue reading

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A garden full of roses. News of a new poetry course and other cheerful chatter.

     A new course at The Poetry school with Tim Dooley and Tamar Yoseloff is an absolute winner! Called The Urban Pastoral it is essentially a reading course but with options to write too  if desired. Tim and Tamar take … Continue reading

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The last of the flowers before they succumb to wind and rain

                        and the Laburnum tree at the end of the garden. An award-winning blog  for a ‘blog that brightens our day’

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Seems to be competition in my garden

for the last rose of summer            less so for the last spider     or the biggest potato       Sunday afternoon – sorting out the greenhouse, filling holes in the grass and finishing off … Continue reading

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