Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Rose, by Whatever Romantic Name….

Could you resist a rose by the name of Ghislaine de Féligonde or Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Nuits de Chine, Cuisse de Nymphe, Tea Clipper or Madame Hardy? Apparently the white spotted rose beetle can’t either! The roses are flowering early, … Continue reading

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Garden Treats

A welcome, not too violent storm freshened the air last night and brought welcome relief to my old horse, Aly, who has had great difficulties with his breathing in this last week’s mounting heat.  And though the rain brought down showers … Continue reading

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Horses, Gardens and the Hopalong Kid

I haven’t had much to enthuse about in a post whilst my broken leg has been slowly healing.  Our garden and fields are all sloping to a greater or lesser extent, so getting about on crutches – I had to … Continue reading

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