Goodbye blue shed!

After the old lime-tree chain-saw massacre last week Papi Joe witnessed the demolition of a large blue shed in the grounds opposite his house in the street.

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Sowing sweet peas (continued)

Last December I posted about my “toilet roll” sweet peas experiment. In the container I had placed indoors the seeds germinated in 10 days. That really got me by surprise and when I discovered the new shoots they were all elongated and pale (for want of light). So I took them upstairs in front of…

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Tree “chainsaw massacre” in my street

In the garden opposite Papi Joe’s house, there has been a massacre last week-end. Two plots are going to be built on, and apparently the old lime-tree and various other bushes would have been in the builders’ way, so they got the axe. Dozens of years for a lime-tree to grow and only a dozen…

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