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A semi-mature, hardy individual who tries to get away with doing as little as possible in gardening as in life, still expects the best results & wonders why she is frequently disappointed! She likes to keep a photographic record of everything, good & frequently bad!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Should I Keep Myself Regular….

……or should I await the urge?

Some people blog say once a week or even, god forbid, once a day. Other bloggers wait for the muse to come upon them & then get it all out for their avidly waiting public. The advantage of the regular blog is that it must instil some discipline into the author & there is nothing like a deadline to get the brain cells working. But then what if you have nothing interesting to say…….. yes, I know, I rarely do.

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At this point I really should say how gob-smacked I was at the sudden huge (for me) influx of people who read my last blog entry. I must thank the talented, the wonderful Ms Arabella Sock & Mr James Alexander (my name is too big for a fairy cake) Sinclair for having me hanging on their coat tails. I am most smarmingly grateful. I think there were still a large proportion of new arrivals at Lack-A-Daisy looking for my bare bits. So, in their honour I give you………

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……. my lawn. Yes, you did indeed read this correctly. It is a bit of my lawn. Not looking up to much I can hear you mutter dear reader. And whose fault is that? PIGEONS! Those vile dirty irritatingly stupid feathered creatures. I confess the grass was not the brilliant green sward I would have liked but I had lovingly aerated & top-dressed it in the autumn. This particular bit of lawn is under the bird feeders which are wired & protected so as to prevent the greedy buggers in question getting anything out of them, so what do they do but patrol up & down underneath all day long scooping up any little bit that falls to the ground whilst at the same time pounding my grass into obscurity.

Garden 24 Feb 2010 011This by the way, is the original bare bit, still looking bare though with lots of bulbs reaching through, & some attempt at pigeon protection going on as they don’t know how to walk round a delicate emerging shoot!

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OK, rant over. I have presented you with a couple of other pictures taken in my garden which are of such small bits that you can’t see the crap!

Which reminds me, I don’t think I have the discipline to become regular.


  1. For a moment I thought you needed dulcoease - you know for *whispers* "when you get a bit hard and clogged". In terms of regularity you should just do whatever makes you happy but aim for a minimum of one a week or else you will get out of the habit and not bother!

  2. I've been trying to go once a week.

  3. I notice that your smarming gratitude has yet to manifest itself in cake. I trust that this situation will not continue indefinitely.
    Excessive regularity is dull. Leave us just long enough that we are salivating in anticipation of the next post. Try not to leave it longer than fortnightly.
    Unless you are going to change your style and start writing dull and earnest posts in which case every six months is fine.

  4. Ah Ms Sock, thank you for bringing this down to lavatory level.

    Rob, figs!

    JAS, get your people to send my people details of your no doubt extremely busy schedule & I will see if it dovetails into my cakey making schedule in any way.

  5. I demand cake at regular intervals.

    As for how regular your posts are, it's up to you and what you want to do with your blog, if anything. Lots of people on t'interweb advise regular posting, but most of the people giving that advice are also writing articles about how to make money from your blog, growing your audience or being all serious about writing. They forget that for most bloggers that's not why they blog, so do whatever feels right for you. We'll find you one way or another via Twitter or whatever ;)

    WV says hotrys - sounds like you shouldn't keep him waiting for much longer ;)