Monthly Archives: April 2013

At Last: Late Spring Flowers

Lambing has finished and yesterday we gave the last batch their protective inoculations before releasing them from the barn and out to pasture. They still have open access to the shelter of the barn, should they need it, but they … Continue reading

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The Horrible Cruelty of Plants

Gosh! So my desk is now DESK OF THE WEEK! But most people won’t be aware that there’s a darker side to my desk. It concerns the plants above it, on the windowsill.  Now read on, and be afraid, be … Continue reading

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My Pink Half of the Drainpipe: A Fond Memory of Viv Stanshall

I was going to use the song , My Pink Half of the Drainpipe as the title to the chapter on the 20th century in my Making of the British Landscape. Then I decided against it, wisely I think, as … Continue reading

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