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After my jaunt out sea fishing to Lytham last weekend I was hoping to get out over Easter and do a bit more but NO!!!! The weather gods have spoken and this week we have been blessed with wind, ice filled rain and snow blizzards in some areas of the UK. Needless to say I will not be going fishing for a few days until the weather settles down a bit. One good thing is even though the weather has been, to say the least, a little bit chilly and…

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A tenuous title at best I know but it was the best I could come up with. Finally it stopped raining enough for Phil from thenakedgardener.com (yes ladies – he will garden naked for an extra £60 per hour) to finish off the paving to the rear of our house today. This first photo is before anything was done, as you can see it was in a bit of a mess and needed sorting but it was one of those things things that never rated high on the ‘must do…

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We’ve not been fishing for what seems like ages, not through any drastic reason except that we finally got round to doing some much needed DIY round the house. The main part of this is finally getting the rear garden, which floods all the time, paved with sandstone so we can actually do something with it rather than just watch the weeds get ever taller. This should hopefully be finished this week so we spent all yesterday painting the fence before the new stone is laid. I did manage to…

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A lot of the time we have to go out of our way to see some of the amazing things mother nature has to show us in the country, but sometimes nature comes to see us. We sere sitting outside enjoying a brief spell of sun before darkness fell and more rain came down when we heard a shuffling at the bottom of the garden, thinking nothing of it and assuming it was one of the many cats from the surrounding homes we carried on chatting until I looked up…

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Last week we finally finished the front garden after purchasing a couple of plants to fill in some holes. One of them, Black Dragon Grass (Ophiopogon Nigrescens) we’ve put amongst the rocks which looks great, the other, Pieris japonica ‘Katsura’ is against the front wall. Both look very good against the purple slate and are already showing signs of new growth. This recent heat wave means that we’ve been watering every night, and that coupled with plenty of sun means that all the plants, new and old, are shooting up…

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Well, the weather has been stunning here in Lancashire. In fact it’s been too hot to go walking or fishing, not that I’m complaining you understand, so we’ve contented ourselves with pottering in the garden and doing general house maintenance this past week. The front garden now looks great and the new plants are shooting up, especially when we remember to water them! We ended up getting three new plants for Wendy’s birthday from Mum & Dad; a small fir tree, a dwarf rhododendron and a japanese maple (or acer)…

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Last week saw my Mother and Father take a well earned holiday in Gozo, Malta, so I volunteered to go up to their place and water the conservatory and Dads vegetable patch. While I was there I thought I’d try out the Nikon 2200’s close up facility and as you can see by the results – it seems very good. This first picture is of the Apple blossom with the conservatory, blurred deliberately for effect, in the background. The conservatory got a good soaking as per Mum’s instructions so I…

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At last it seems that we’re getting a bit of spring sun in Lancashire, although last weekend it rained almost constantly and flooded the garden once more. The picture is of one of the first cherry trees in our street, looking out of my front upstairs window. It won’t be long now until we can get some proper walking and sea fishing done. Sea fishing in the rain isn’t really a problem but fell walking in the mud isn’t much fun. Hopefully this coming Sunday Wendy and I will be…

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