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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero And we have both! I’ve taken a few books from the book tree this week. Someone has bought in some interesting recipe books and cooking is one of my many hobbies. And there’s a lot of Jacqueline Wilson books there at the moment too. I love having a little library in the garden. It’s always worth having a look in. Something new you will find in the book tree is a game I’ve just put there. It’s called ‘Find it’ and is a sort of sensory treasure hunt. You have to find things in the garden to match up to the cards in the ‘Find it’ pack. It’s aimed at visitors to the garden. I’d be interested to get feedbac

I know well that the June rains just fall

“I know well that the June rains just fall” - Onitsura And rain has definitely been falling over the last week or so. And more to come. But this is really saving us a lot of watering time, which is a big help when we are so busy. I just hope our plants don’t drown. The sunshine between all this rain has been really good for the growing plants too. Particularly the weeds. Birds have been busy in the garden. With the 2 pairs of blackbirds who live nearby finding lots to eat. The rain seems to be making all the worms come out of the soil for them. Swifts are also arriving in towns now, from their winter homes in Africa. I get confused between swifts, swallows and house martins. But apparently t

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