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    June 2020

    It’s almost half way through July and we’re still living in Groundhog Day. I’ve still been keeping myself busy in the garden and kitchen which has lead to this post being delayed. I find it’s the best way for me to cope, I don’t think about the “old normal” and I certainly don’t plan for the new, I’m just grateful that I have space to lose myself in, whether it is knocking back a batch of bread or weeding a border.

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    May 2020

    This month seems to have gone faster, although I’m still finding it difficult to differentiate between individual days. The good weather makes lockdown easier, you’re never bored with a garden and I am immensely grateful for that

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    April 2020

    Seems ages since my last monthly update, I’m finding lockdown throws out my sense of time. Weeks blur together without the normal routine of school and work.

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    Garden February/March 2020

    February was wet and I spent most of it grumbling that I couldn’t get out in it. We ended up planting our first early potatoes in tubs because they were determined to grow, luckily we had somewhere to store them so they weren’t outside and *fingers crossed* we should get decent crop off them.

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    January 2020 Garden

    This was supposed to be part of my overall January post but as you can see it got quite long. The mild winter (so far) has meant that there are plants budding all over the garden. There is a standard rose about to flower in my front garden!

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    All the Rs

    Continuing tidying the fruit section of the left hand border, I renovate the Redcurrant bush, remove some rampaging Raspberries and reposition some Rhubarb. And that’s enough of the alliteration.

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    Odds and ends

    We’ve been popping into garden centres the last few weeks in case there were any end of season bargains that could be useful for next year’s gardening and I’ve discovered my daughter is a pity gardener; she likes to rescue plants from the clearance section. So we’ve got a few unplanned acquisitions. I find that plants either thrive or die when I’m looking after them so we’ll have to see how they do.

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    Bramble patch

    Day 3. For the first few days I worked the border from the house towards the back gate, I didn’t want to continue that as next up was the raspberries which were just starting to fruit. So instead I started from the back gate, which had weeds coming in from the back lane and worked back towards the house.

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    Just a little brute strength

    Day 2 in the garden, tidying the first section of the border had taken me up to the Winter Flowering Jasmine. It had grown through & over one of the lavenders overflowing onto the path.