“Everyone needs to have access to both grandparents and grandchildren I order to be a full human being” Margaret Mead. My Nan was a true renaissance lady. She was an intelligent academic, a clever crafter and artist, a talented musician, a gifted and experimental cook and an enthusiastic gardener. She loved to travel, embracing new [...]
Remember that children, marriages, and gardens reflect the kind of care they get. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jnr. I spent the first coolish weekend in almost 5 months preparing the veggie patch for next seasons planting. And I have made a resolution. I’m turning off the automatic reticulation. Actually, I’m doing away with sprinklers altogether. [...]
We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm. ~ Winston Churchill You know how much I love a bargain. Yes, almost as much as I love worms. So a few weeks ago, my two most favourite things collided into a completely fantastic event. I should start by saying I already have [...]
Another sunrise, another new beginning. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie This week, a cool change has been forecast. I hope summer is on it’s way out! Last Sunday, it was cooler than usual, a balmy 32 degrees. Feeling a rush of enthusiasim, I took the opportunity to finally pull out all the struggling plants [...]
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) Since this Summer was awash with some pretty spectacular failings, I thought sharing them with you would help your learning curve too. You more experienced gardeners can quietly cluck-cluck [...]
por-nog-ra-phy (n) : printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual activity. Some people get aroused flicking through lingerie catalogs, Playboy, the annual fireman calendar, or ogling that bloke who plays Alcide the werewolf on True Blood. (ok, guilty on that last one!) I also get all kinds of excited when the Diggers [...]
The danger posed by war to all of humanity – and to our planet – is at least matched by the climate crisis and global warming. I believe that t he world has reached a critical stage in its efforts to exercise responsible environmental stewardship. ~ UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon In primary school, I remember [...]
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