May Gardening Chores

 I love the month of May…. it is my favourite time of year… all the new growth appearing and the garden about to burst inot it’s full glory… everything has such a new fresh green glow to it… and the smells are heavenly … and birds and insects busiing about… all singing their songs of happiness…. I guess us gardeners sing our songs of happiness when...
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April Gardening Chores

Today is the 1st of April… and here in the Netherlands it is  a glorious day with plenty of warm sunshine. March was the warmest month ever recorded as we had a magical spell of high temperatures of 20C  for a good week. This of course being a totally unexpected treat for us all…. We even had our first BBQ outside… heaven…. Such a summer feeling…. Unfortunately it will not keep of...
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March Gardening Chores

It’s the first of March already and spring is definitely in the air over here in the Netherlands. As I sit at my desk now I can hear birds chirping away and getting busy collecting food and flirting with each other again… preparing for mating and hectic times ahead. Talking about hectic times ahead… March is just the month in which you have to really start getting out into the...
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February Gardening Chores

The month of February is also the month of love and Valentine’s day… so I thought this picture on the left would do nicely!!! Unbelievable…. We have had a dusting of snow here in the Netherlands and the temperature has dropped into freezing figures. Hopefully we will still be able to get our skates out and have a week of skating fun. Most Dutch people can skate really well and will...
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January Gardening chores

First of all I would like to start by wishing everybody a very happy, healthy, successful and green 2012!!! December here in Holland has been the warmest on record, with temperatures above 10C … confusing birds, plants and humans all together! It should be -2,-4 or even -10C I even have my first new rosebud nearly opening on the south facing wall … will take photo to prove it! and my...
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December Gardening Chores

For me it does not really feel like December… November has been an extremely gentle month weather wise. We have had less rain than during our summer and the temperature has been high compared to other Novembers. I have glided gently into December unaware of it possible harshness… noticing only the  bareness of the trees and heaps of raked leaves my fellow local gardeners are leaving...
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