Monthly Archives: April 2018

  1. Once Every Three Days - Adventures in Pet-Sitting

    There’s a lot going on in the world and if we stop to think about it, chances are stress levels will rise. But mine are already beyond snapping point as I was recently given the biggest responsibility anyone can ever have - looking after the neighbour’s fish.

    UK Weather Map on a Hot DayThey’ve gone on holiday and asked me to do a simple job. ‘Feed the fish once every three days and only use a handful of fish food.’ There - easy to follow instructions.

    The problem is that their trip away coincided with what I hope they realize was a ‘phew wot a scorcher’ type of week of weather with railway

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  2. The Village Show - Judgement Day!

    The Village Show - Judgement Day!

    An old sketch of a judgeDaily Daff: ‘Village show in uproar as judge condemns biscuits to second place’

    All rise. The Court of the Village Show is now in session, the Honourable Judge McCann presiding. And so, at 10.00am the other Saturday, I began judging at our local spring horticultural show. And what pressure.


    For the record I love village shows. I do my best to actually exhibit some of my plants and produce wherever possible. But this year, or this spring, having been volunteered to judge, I couldn't very well put my own auriculas in the show. Can you imagine the uproar as I ca

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  3. Cats in the Garden - more grrr than purrr!

    Cats in the Garden - more grrr than purrr!

    I understand why some people like cats.

    Really, I do. All that companionship, stroking, purring stuff. But, as a gardener, I have to put my gardening gloved hand up and say, ‘No to cats.’  Here’s why.

    Cat in the Flower Bed

    They poop in my veg garden. There, I’ve said it. Honestly, I spent ages the other weekend preparing the soil in readiness for my carrots, parsnips, lettuce, radish and every other veg cur

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  4. Spring Gloves Giveaway

    Spring Gloves Giveaway

    It's GIVEAWAY TIME here at Great Little Garden! We are picking 10 lucky winners to win a pair of Essential gardening gloves each!

    To be in the chance of winning, simply post your spring picture in the comments below or tag us in a picture on your wall. We will then pick 10 lucky winners, easy!

    Deadline for entry is midday on Thursday 26th April 2018. The winner will be announced on Friday 27th April 2018. Terms and Conditions are available below.

    Visit our Facebook page here.

    Terms and Conditions:

    • This competiti
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  5. An Official Apology

    Bad Weather - Wet Field

    I need to apologise.

    Phil's FloodThe rubbish weather we’ve recently experienced at the start of spring is all my fault. I take full responsibility, I will try to do better and no one else was involved. I will try to be a force for good (weather) in the future. I will accept my punishment and get

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  6. Quality Time with Children in the Garden

    Family Time in the GardenMost school children are off school for a week or two and your garden is waking up from its long, enforced cold slumbers. What a perfect opportunity to get into gardening.

    Child Watering in the GardenGardening is fantastic for children to get involved in.

    Think of all that exercise, f

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