Monthly Archives: September 2016

Working in another garden

Jackie and I went to Marian’s this week to help her convert old decking and an even older scaffolding plank table into a woodstore.  Marian had already found a near neighbour who had a palette available, so that provided the … Continue reading

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Squirrel activity, hornbeam and hazel.

I was sitting in the shade of our mighty hornbeam reading an old New Scientist when small things started to slowly rain down on the magazine and me.  It was associated with a shaking of leafy twigs and a clicking … Continue reading

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Renovating the bird table

Our back garden is really quite small, some 60 feet by 17 feet, but it is the permanent source of jobs, every one leading to another.  A few weeks ago we cut back the increasingly oppressive holly by the back … Continue reading

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Homegrown Dinner – September 2016

Now this is a doozie (is that a word?, I think I’ve seen it before, rather out of date now – but it came to me, just after I thought “now this is a”, so there you go). As I … Continue reading

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Tidemills coincidence

After posting the piece about the Tidemills and Seaford I went to Brighton Museum to hear an enthusiastic and informative talk about Brighton’s Turner watercolour of the Chain Pier and the Pavilion by friend and museum curator Alexandra Loske.  We … Continue reading

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Beer Festival in Seaford, and the walk there.

Saturday 27th August I took a bus to just east of Newhaven and walked the 4 or 5 miles along the shingle beach to the seaside town of Seaford.  The walk is along the old course of the river Ouse which … Continue reading

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Benefits of a drizzly day

The new grass seed is being gently watered with no effort from me, and no addition to the water bill.  Whilst out checking the seed was actually growing (it is) I spotted a garden spider in her web, made distinct … Continue reading

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