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My jade plant adventure continues

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A few months back I let you all share in my terrifying adventure where I learned I had been killing my jade plants with love. Basically after 10 years, my enormous and seriously full jade plant (the original of the two) had started dropping leaves, leaves had started to wither […]

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Pruning and repotting Jade plants

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I was given a cutting from a Jade plant about 10 or 11 years ago, it was tiny, maybe a couple of inches tall and I did what most of us do and stuck it on a windowsill and forgot about it. Watered it occasionally, when I remembered. This was […]

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Christmas crafting: wrapping gifts

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This is a very early post, as a rule I don’t like Christmas things before mid december, but this is a bit of a craft make which might need a bit of time to work. Now I’ve already confessed to loving the holidays, so I thought I could safely tell […]

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Encouraging birds to visit your garden

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Over the past five years or so, bird song and seeing birds in the garden has become part of the joy of having a garden. Although we didn’t realise it at first,  it wasn’t until we noticed that we were seeing fewer birds that we acknowledged how much we enjoyed them. We […]

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Gardening: why bother?

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Because the whole point is to enjoy your garden. Every day, rain or shine, a local dog walker passes our house multiple time. If we happen to be in the front garden as she passes, she ALWAYS says the same thing to us and I mean ALWAYS. Every day.  “How […]