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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Whilst in Dorset last week, we visited these gardens on a dry but cloudy morning....

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1 Apr, 2015
Shirley_tulip

Dorset delights - part two

It is rather early in the year to be wandering around gardens, but we were pleasantly...

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30 Mar, 2015
Shirley_tulip

Dorset delights - part one.

We spent a few days in Dorset last week, a bit of a last-minute idea but weather...

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29 Mar, 2015
Shirley_tulip

A week in East Devon

In the last week of September we spent a relaxing week at Ladram Bay, near Otterton,...

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4 Oct, 2014
Shirley_tulip

From vine to table

Our Grapevine is now four years old and has produced a bumper crop this year, so...

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2 Sep, 2014
Shirley_tulip

Front door pots

I have rung the changes this year with the plants in my blue pots either side of...

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15 Jul, 2014
Shirley_tulip

An NGS open day

We recently holidayed on the Isle of Wight and were pleased to have visited a garden...

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20 Jun, 2014
Shirley_tulip

Mid-May garden

Here are some photos of flowers in my garden today - some kindly gifted by generous...

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17 May, 2014
Shirley_tulip

SPECIAL APRICOT CAKE - recipe requested by Rose

This is from a book by Mary Berry, 'Fast Cakes', published in 1981. Inside cover...

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5 Mar, 2014
Shirley_tulip

Freecycle bargain today ... edited!

Whilst waiting for a cake to bake this morning, I viewed the local Freecycle 'Offers...

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4 Mar, 2014
Shirley_tulip

Happiness is . . .

Yesterday I saw a Blue Tit high up in the branches of the Plum tree in the garden...

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21 Feb, 2014
Shirley_tulip

Satisfying sounds ...

when snails 'clang' and slugs 'plop' into the bucket I have just been carrying around...

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29 May, 2013
Shirley_tulip


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