Here Comes The Summer

It’s a beautifully sunny Monday afternoon.  I have 2 hours to myself, as I’ve just dropped the husband off for an appointment and need to hang around for a while to wait for him.  I’m in Farnham, a quaint little Hampshire town with pavement cafes, green spaces and plenty to do on a sunny day.  In fact a brief wheel into town has revealed said pavement cafes, green spaces etc to be thronged with local inhabitants enjoying a glass of something cold, a chat with a friend and the warmth of the sun on their backs.  So why, other than […]

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Houseplant hotel with Charlie Dimmock: The Joy of Plants – Summertime and Holiday Tips

Before I go on holiday I make sure that we have everything we will need for our stay, that the fridge has no perishables left in it and that the house and cats are taken care of.  My mother-in-law asks that her plants are watered, though the person tasked with this often forgets as soon as the door closes behind her.  For both of us this has made for many dead houseplants, bought or gifted once and nurtured with the best of intentions, only to end up on the compost heap.  And we are not alone.  According to a study […]

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Silent Sunday 25th May 2014 #silentsunday #mysundayphoto

“Not everything is black and white”

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