Tuesday, 22 April 2014

step outside


a bank holiday trying to convince myself that gardening is a revolutionary act with a break from the bottle just long enough to cobble together a new mess of records for the don't they grow up fast cooking up a quiet storm darlings... head on over for an earful of back yard smashers...

i forgot about this one so let's have it now while the drizzle drizzles...

beau williams - outside love 

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

some dusty


happy birthday dear dusty... i wish you could still feel the love...

an eternal favourite

dusty - where am i going

and a soul sensation

dusty - ooh child

x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

ghosting


my i miss the ghost of electricity ever so much so i've gone and started again from the beginning... thank heavens it's all still there (do keep it safe dear davy). i thought it might be nice to bring some of the lovely things i found there back with me so we can all have another go on them and keep the ghosty warm... step inside loves...

sandy denny - no end

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Monday, 7 April 2014

up and out



what i really want to do is sit by the window and watch the seedlings grow the two lots of tomatoes the peas the basil the nasturtiums all poking out in their pots now the sage still needing a bit more encouraging some growing songs played low but needs must and that whatever it is needs doing won't whatever it is needs doing with/to by it's self so rowdy me up lovely shirley and away we go...

shirley nanette - all of my life

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Friday, 4 April 2014

paradise gardens




here it's ducks on the roof crash landing eating me out of house and home then daredevil taking off again treat this place like a bleedin caff (which is fine by me) the first bats chasing the first bugs goldfinches greenfinches bulfinches blackcaps galore since the new niger/sunflower heart/black sunflower seed mix went up long tailed tits nesting in the bamboo parrots on the peanuts starlings in the bath woodpeckers on the buggy nibbles squirrels bouncing off of everything bounceoffable... soon it'll be grunting hedgehogs grunting up the night (which is fine by me)... and the magnolia is glorious and the peas are sprouting and the rocket is still rocketing like it has all year through... and we can't have spring without blossom...

blossom dearie - days of wine and roses

and what with missing a day let's have another...

quartette tres bien - days of wine and roses

x

Thursday, 3 April 2014

dig deep


still destroyed by that tom paxton dears my it really does get me cornball as it is and the blackbirds are doing their very finest from their very highest spots and the gulls are following the river and blimey hold really really tight here comes dolly...

dolly parton - the grass is blue

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

torment tuesday


gardening edition...

i've heard the news and it all sounds bad

but how i'd love a record of breezes...

tom paxton - whose garden was this 

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