I have been away from home on a Writing Retreat Monday to Friday, so here is one I prepared earlier.

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A snowy scene from two weeks ago (1°C outside, so we were really glad that our poorly central heating boiler had been fixed the day before)  – and some from the following Wednesday (when the rain finally stopped falling).

I think I’ve seen the last of my butternut squash plants. (UPDATE – they’ve gone)

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A look up, and down, the patio – now that the final bricks have gone to their new home, as hardcore at the bottom of someone else’s raised beds!



Now we have space to move. By the end of this month we will have removed the washing line. We’ve already removed the guttering from the conservatory. Experience has shown that leaving it on just results in snapped brackets if it snows. I’ve already emptied and removed my lion’s mask water fountain from the side of the shed.

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Next door’s Rowan tree – just the berries left now. A stark contrast to four weeks ago.

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Next door (the dark side)’s tree overhanging our shed. I have plans for those leaves when they fall – and my husband has been persuaded to climb onto the shed roof with a brush!

This will probably be one of my last posts for Six on Saturday for 2019, but I’ll still be watching what’s growing (or not) in everyone’s gardens (and jotting down ideas to extend the interest in my own next year).

A big THANK YOU to The Propagator for allowing us to share his – and our – gardens.