The Patient Gardener

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It is always good to have your approach or views challenged and sometimes those challenges creep up on you unexpectedly. This weekend, having been encouraged out into the garden to take some photos for my Six on Saturday post I found myself pottering around for an hour accompanied by the under-gardener. One of the jobs I wanted to tackle was trimming the stems of the Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’ or what I call… Read More

  I have treated myself to a new camera  – a Canon EOS 100D.  It was bought on a whim which is unlike me as I normally labour over such investments but I am in that sort of mood at the moment and I had the funds so why not.  It is my very first DSLR and I am determined not to rely on the automatic settings but learn to use the… Read More

  It’s good to know that someone appreciates my crocheting even if it is only Miss Maisie!

It’s a year today since I got our cat.  I have never owned a cat before – a dog yes but a cat no.  It was a spur of the moment thing, well as much as you can get a cat on the spur of the moment with all the checks the animal rescue people do.  But it was one of those moments when I just couldn’t shake off the idea and… Read More