Those Lazy days of Summer

The humans aren’t the only ones who like to laze in the warmth of the summer garden. Here’s Romeo soaking up the rays: Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Paradise

How lucky we are to have this outside space. There’s such beauty in the spring flowers flourishing in our grass and beyond. the bees and butterflies enjoy them too so we contributing to biodiversity and greening the city as well as having our bit of paradise.

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If it’s green, it’s a lawn

Of the many reasons not to cut the lawn down to within a millimetre of its life, this little pansy, currently flourishing among the various plants (some of them are even grass) that make up our lawn, takes the prize.

Miniature pansy

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And Then It Was Gone

Today the cherry tree was cut down. It was both sad and exhilarating to see, and three AC residents lined up to watch as Tom and Chris, with moral support from the very lovely Caspar, did the deed.

I took quite a few photos.

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Cherry Farewell

Down the years spring’s transition to summer at Abbey Court has been signalled by the cherry tree in the garden being covered with glorious blossom. Unfortunately this year we shall be missing that. The tree is diseased, and needs to be cut down and the sooner the better.
If you take a look at it you’ll see this: Continue reading

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Fox Holes

Why, you may be asking yourself, have our local foxes suddenly developed such a mania for archaeology? The grassy areas of the garden are full of little and not so little inspection trenches.

 

 
The answer lies in the weather. Continue reading

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Not a Good Week

It’s not been a great week here at Abbey Court.

First bike wheel thefts and now this.

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I don’t know who was responsible for this damage to the wall, but I do hope they have fessed up and are going to take full responsibilty for the wall to be made good as quickly as possible. Otherwise that is an unexpected and totally avoidable expense for AC residents to have to meet.

On Thursday night some neighbours had the wheels of their bikes stolen. This was probably an opportunistic crime, facilitated by the side gates being left open. There have been people using the garden and car park who are doing work on flats here. Continue reading

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