Marjorie Harris: A life in the garden.

The beginning of the year

January always seems to bring a funeral. There is something about the darkest days of winter that urge death into the foreground. So this year is like every other one: optimism that it will be better than last year suffused with sadness.? New Year?s Day which started with best party of...

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Happy New Year

And let us hope that 2008 will be better than 2007. Maybe our federal government will take climate change seriously instead of telling us only what is possible now, ?and give us some inspiration to be better than we are.? If you live in any area were it's beyond winter wonderland,...

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The end of Christmas

My family is endearingly crazy. ?I told them that I would do all the Christmas cooking and baking and they'd have to clean up. ?So they arrived bang on time: ? with washbuckets, cloths, ?rubber gloves, aprons and cleaning goods.?"That eco stuff you use doesn't work unless you use it...

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It is Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS??????????? Oh how I love this day.? I spend time looking at the garden which is delightful:? enough snow but lots of space out there for birds to swoop in and still get berries and seeds.?I have the luxury of a kitchen to myself and a radio turned full...

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sort of getting to be Christmas

I have derelict in my duties this week because like everyone else I got caught up in the Christmas pressure. You wonder why we do this to ourselves and then comes a day like this. I Hear Music is playing fantastic versions of Christmas Carols and Robert Harris in his...

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