I wrote this piece for my old magazine, Woman’s Weekly, a few years ago now but thought it worth repeating here.  It’s as true as ever for me!   As I type, there is still no sign of rain after several weeks, creating even more work for us poor gardeners.  The grass is brown and crackles underfoot and the plants and flowers are keeling over. Perhaps you will agree with me?

Author: Hampton Caught

The rants and ramblings of an ex Deputy Fiction Editor of Woman's Weekly magazine.

7 thoughts on “I wrote this piece for my old magazine, Woman’s Weekly, a few years ago now but thought it worth repeating here.  It’s as true as ever for me!   As I type, there is still no sign of rain after several weeks, creating even more work for us poor gardeners.  The grass is brown and crackles underfoot and the plants and flowers are keeling over. Perhaps you will agree with me?”

  1. Noooo, don’t concrete it all over! We know you couldn’t, where would Fleur live anyway? Love the cafe attached to a garden centre logic. Will now be quoting this statement, so am expecting my bank balance to drop. Agree with you, long hot summers are a mixed blessing. Autumn is my favourite time of year, to be honest.

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    1. It’s SO tempting, though, Rosie! Maybe just the front garden for now… As for Fleur, well, she is really meant to be up on a roof, as we all know – and as she keeps reminding me!!

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  2. I DID buy the acer! For a tenner the supposed ‘miniature’ is now very much taller than I am and in a NORMOUS pot which it will have to live in forever. And one doesn’t need to mow pebbles, so that’s that out of the way.
    I love the garden best at 6am and 10pm in the summer and midday in the winter

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