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I love my garden 🪴. (1/25 😂)
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Meet Doug, a beloved 17-pound ugly New Zealand potato that’s possibly the world’s biggest

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#potatoes #gardening #GuinessRecords #NewZealand
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Hey #plant and #gardening Twitter, any idea what type of plant I'm looking at here? It looks vaguely zucchini-esque but the leaves seem wrong for that. Image
Close-up for you flower fanatics. Image
We have a nominee and it is not a zucchini: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura_st…
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@GWmag @TheMontyDon @Telegraph No surprises that ‘attack’ featured heavily from then on, such is the venom that’s on tap from our #gardening & #horticulture industries. And then came wild, chest-thumping talk (yawn) of ‘boycotts’ of @GWmag 👇So we won’t engage with what @TheMontyDon says, we’ll ‘fight back'
@GWmag @TheMontyDon @Telegraph and show him who’s boss (even if we know we’re doing the wrong thing by mining peat, destroying habitat & adding to #climatechaos, because profit comes before everything else). One of the few media outlets that treated the story with honesty was @Independent w/ this headline
@GWmag @TheMontyDon @Telegraph @Independent That was a bit more like it. No invective toward @TheMontyDon, pinpointing of industry/gov failure to end peat use & mention of how using peat is adding to our #ClimateCrisis. What’s not to like? @thetimes’s stab at covering the ‘story’ couldn’t resist an invidious touch:
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This is a thread about the toxicity that permeates the UK #gardening & #horticulture industries. In the current issue of @GWmag @TheMontyDon pointed out that retailers are ‘actively choosing to do harm’ if they sell peat, peat-based compost or plants grown in peat. He was stating
@GWmag @TheMontyDon the obvious. It’s a scientific fact that peat bogs release their stored carbon when they are drained & mined. FACT. More carbon means more #climatechaos. Carbon set free by its use in #gardening doesn’t hide away. It’s all driving our #ClimateEmergency. @TheMontyDon was saying
@GWmag @TheMontyDon in plain terms, that if your an industry that’s still digging up peat and releasing carbon, and adding to #ClimateBreakdown, then you’re part of the problem we all share. Let’s not forget that no gardener needs peat to succeed & that modern & reliable #peatfree mixes exist, and
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Thread: I got some fantastic news today so am going to pay it forward by doing a special Friday deal. Your chance to own an original collection of three of my bird drawings for the price of one! Take a look! Image
As part of my Affordable Art Project my original drawings are just €149 each (£133/$177). But this group are only €149 for the three. There’s free shipping worldwide. (A3 sized; 11.7x16.5 inches)

Buy here in my Etsy Shop: etsy.me/3hXUSJG
A Dublin Jay (2020) #birdwatching ImageImageImage
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Amongst the many little pleasures of life that are so underrated , #gardening tops my list .

It is astounding as to why I never tried my hand at it prior to 2019 despite being a #nature lover !
Oh! The joy it brings is unfathomable mostly! :))
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From tending them with love to methodically pruning & feeding them , at times singing to them almost cajoling them to grow quickly to watching them dance ....

Life seems much more beautiful being around my tiny lil garden playing peekaboo my plants !!
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The sweet scent of that freshly watered soil , the friendly banter I have with them whilst sipping on my morning tea , at times admonishing myself ; sometimes others ' ....
Sometimes just being ....
At times staring at the soil waiting for the shoots to appear !!
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1/ Beetroot leaves & yellow flowers.

This captures the messiness of our garden. We have good intentions with the planting of veg and bulbs, but then it becomes haphazard. There is not a lot of weeding as we love seeing what flowers appear from 'weeds'!

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2/ We have both got closer to nature and that feels part of our healing and plan b. Nature and being outdoors would had played a big part in our children's lives, well we would had least offered them the opportunities.

#ChildlessNotByChoice #InvisibleGrief
3/ Now we are living a life without children it feels we are very much offering a home to nature by being messy in our garden. Accepting the wildness of our life unexpected.

#PlanB #ChildlessCommunity #Healing #Growth #Gardening
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1/3 As promised, the first in a series of nature photos & any associated thoughts on being childless not by choice

#ChildlessNotByChoice
#Childless
#Childlessness
#ChildlessCommunity
#InvisibleGrief
#Grief
#Loss
#PlanB
#LifeAfterChildlessness
#Gardening
#Nature
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2/3 Allium. I planted a load of bulbs last October/November time and we were really surprised when these popped up in the garden as I had forgotten what bulbs I had planted! I just wanted to add colour to our garden for us and pollen for insects.
3/3 I do feel I have developed a deeper relationship with nature due to being childless, as it is a chance to nurture, to care, to help. It also feels healing.

What do you do to help with the loss?
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#America
Antibody testing will enhance the power and accuracy of COVID-19-prevention trials | Nature Medicine

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#testing #accuracy #trials #serological #antibody
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Started to rough-in the stream bed and pathways. More work to do to widen a few of the pools and slow the velocity. Final stepped waterfall also cut. #gardening ImageImageImageImage
Dwarf rhodies and azaleas (yes, I know they are the same family), along with some evergreen ferns and small conifers will provide visual occlusion for the upper segments. View of steam & falls from living room. Rise of sharron, dogwood and witch hazel will provide the backdrop. Image
Forgot to post these the other day; views from the second floor out into the front yard. ImageImage
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#LockdownZim Diary 📔 To keep myself and the kids sane in these 21 days, we will be looking for Bugs, Pests and Beetle in the garden 🐜 🐛 🕷 #Covid19Zim
Day 1
Scary hairy caterpillars. Almost started WW3 with neighbor becoz they hatch in a large Strangler Tree in my yard! ImageImage
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She’s a beauty, isn’t she? But could turn out a pest when she molts 😬. There’re lots like that 🤣😜 Image
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🌳What a #NationalParkCity festival! 🙌🌈

🌹We've had fun listing London's fantastic #parks and all the activities going on in them. Check out those lists below and keep sharing your favourites. 🏊‍♀️

⛹️‍♂️Discover more on our Big Green London Map goparks.london/map 🥅
Best #London park for a swim this weekend?
🏊‍♂️Beautiful lidos & natural ponds for #wildswimming
#SerpentineLido
@LDNFieldsLido
@Brockwell_Lido
#RuislipLido
@Hampstead_Life
@BeckenhamPark
Learn to #BMX in your local park. Some great tracks at:

Haggerston Park
@HackneyBMX
Richmond Park
@FRPTweets
@LordshipRec
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
@noordinarypark
@BrockwellParkCP
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Sometimes I think it would not be so bad to be able to be around other people more. Specifically, when I screw up something simple and would rather blame it on somebody else.
I bought an indoor self-watering tomato pot. It comes with supports. I thought it was a two ring support system, which left the canes at the top looking a bit ungainly.
It was only after I'd potted on the tomato, earthed it in, mulched it with some nice decorative gravel, and put in about four litres of water to the system, that I, as per instructions, stuck my finger in the level spout to check water level and guess what?
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WOMEN //a thread//

I was raised by all women.

My father had gotten my mother pregnant when she was just 15. His father
insisted on an abortion or he'd 'write my pops out of the will'. My pops bailed.

My mother raised me--and 4 siblings--mostly alone.

#HappyWomensDay2019
Mom's water broke in biology class. she finished HS--preggo--with me, in 1975. There's pictures of me as the little cheer squad mascot for the #RioLindaKnights.

As I grew up, I remembered the power and influence and wisdom of WOMEN in my life. My Great Grandmother was the key:
Great Grandma Florence had bought 3/4 of an acre in #NorthSac (w/ her husband), when acres were $5.00 ea. They couldn't afford a full one! Great Grandpa died & I never knew him.

Grandma was our true #MATRIARCH. She had a huge garden w/veggies on one side, flowers on the other.
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