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There are some things that just seem to defy the laws of probability and my son’s wood store is one; it really should have completely collapsed some years ago.  It was built 6 or 7 years ago before he started his career as a cabinet maker in order to store the green wood that he is frequently gifted for wood turning; the green wood needs to dry out and so needs a… Read More

Note to self: plant more of these for next year amongst the grasses. I really discovered Dutch Irises a few years ago but last year the penny dropped that you really need to plant them amongst grasses or grassy looking plants which will support the flowers but also hide the long stems. Whilst the whites, yellows and blues are nice I just adore the colours and tones on this variety, they light… Read More

It’s some time since I ticked one of the Malvern Hills of my list.  Work has been full on recently leaving me exhausted when I get home but this week I seem to have turned a corner and for the first time in absolutely ages I have had energy to burn.  All the time spent in the office has left me feeling lethargic and in need of some gentle exercise. Having mumbled… Read More