West is Best; Chomped Crocus and Pollen Tube Survival; Nocturnal Photography and a Lucky Escape.


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West is best. Three words we always relish on the National weather forecasts. Relief assured. Sunrises with distant, dense cloud banks, smothering the Eastern, and Southern horizon hills. And overhead the blue, blue skies of home. The weather has picked … Continue reading

Birthday Memories and the Vanity of the Long Distance Blogger.


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Firstly, the answer to the question posed in my last post, is that 1284 litres of water fell on every square metre of our garden from November 2nd to February 9th, (when our garden was filmed for BBC2 Gardener’s World) in … Continue reading

Visitations: Tarka On Stage, Imogen and Typhoon TV, and a Funny Valentine.


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A week of turmoil here. Highs, highs and more highs, and then, down to earth with a bump. Nearly literally. Thanks to Dave’s very kind loan of his Bushnell HD trail camera, and spare tripod, designed to capture passing wildlife, … Continue reading