Posts tagged ‘garden’

May 19, 2020

Ivy Gone

by Jem Croucher

Had a conversation with my neighbour
As he chopped the ivy down
Been wondering how to tackle that
Each day now with a frown

But he provided the solution
Hacked it down from other side
Including all the overgrowth
From our shed roof I spied

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May 13, 2020

Bee

by Jem Croucher

A bumble bee came buzzing
in my garden for a while
he buzzed around the laurel tree
and paused to bring a smile

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April 26, 2020

With a smile

by Jem Croucher

When night falls in our garden
it seems now as if to us
something magical happens
just like that without fuss

For with the day’s fading
little lights of colour come
transforming there our haven
until the night time’s done

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April 24, 2020

In the garden

by Jem Croucher

In the garden in the sunshine
sun is warm but there’s a chill
Wondering at the moment
if I won’t or if I will

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April 20, 2020

The Solution

by Jem Croucher

I’ve spent the whole day in the garden
but I’ve not moved very far
as lockdown means the space I’ve got
is not spectacular
I can walk from the front room
to the garden out the back
thirty metres give or take
so not much of a track
The stairs afford an up and down
but some care there must be had
as they’re quite narrow so a trip
down them would be quite bad

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April 18, 2020

Like the sea

by Jem Croucher

We brought a solar water feature
for our birdbath as you do
‘Cos it kind of seem appropriate
and the best thing we could do

So now when it is sunny
we can sit and listen long
to the sound of falling water
as it plays its little song

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April 15, 2020

The Visitor

by Jem Croucher

On our bird table this morning
a visitor had come
eating all the seed we’d left
in the warming sun
It wasn’t very feathered
and it didn’t have a beak
so I don’t think it mattered
that we had a sneaky peak

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April 3, 2020

About sitting outside

by Jem Croucher

I sat outside and sunned myself
at the end of March
it was warm out in the sunshine
underneath the larch
It was a little windy
but I didn’t mind a bit
‘Cos I was in my element
and enjoying all of it

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April 2, 2020

Keeping happy

by Jem Croucher

Sunshine’s out there bright and high
warm and always shining
So, resolute, I’m joining it and
stopping all the whining
As safely in my garden I can
keep at social distance
yet be outside enjoying life
and sunshine at this instance

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September 19, 2019

Towing the line

by Jem Croucher

I’m sitting in the garden
the sunshine’s nice and warm
Think perhaps I’ll stay a while
‘Cos this is what it’s for

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September 3, 2019

Sussex Prairies

by Jem Croucher

Sussex Prairies was a find
up near Henfield way
A lovely sculpture garden
on a lovely summer’s day
Yellow flowers in abundance
enjoyed by everyone
exemplified the sculpture
in the glorious August sun
And after cake and cups of tea
we took a new route home
Pleased this place discovered
Somewhere else to us now known

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August 22, 2019

Iron Blooms

by Jem Croucher

The collection is growing
of our iron blooms
amongst the nasturtiums out there
Exposed to the weather
they rust and remain
with permanent gusto and flair

We have poppies and daisies
and other such things
positioned and planted at leisure
For as the year changes
and plants come and go
they remain for continuing pleasure

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August 21, 2019

Raining in August

by Jem Croucher

This year we decided
not to travel to sun
but enjoy it at home for a change
But perhaps that decision
now with some derision
with hindsight, we should rearrange

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July 25, 2019

Lovely IV

by Jem Croucher

The variegated colour of
our Nasturtiums in full bloom
return year after year
when they first appear in June
They really are quite lovely
and I’m glad they reappear
as their colour in the garden
brings us pleasure, yes and cheer

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June 29, 2019

Gorgeous II

by Jem Croucher

Rustic, these sculptures
turn their heads to the sky
be it grey or bright blue
with clouds floating by

In our garden their splendour
brings pleasure each day
Each unique and quite gorgeous
in their own special way

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May 3, 2019

Freshly mown grass

by Jem Croucher

Freshly mown grass
the fragrance sublime
right here in the garden
that is Sal’s and mine
It smells of the summer
the sunshine and more
that’s coming our way
with promise in store

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April 4, 2019

In the sun

by Jem Croucher

Sat out in the garden
for the first time this year
Ate my lunch in the sun. It was warm.
Spent a short while
with that sun on my head
thinking this will soon be the norm

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March 30, 2019

Spirea Arguta

by Jem Croucher

As if I couldn’t tell, the Spring
was evident today
As with flowers white and delicate
Spirea had a say

Arguta genus, Meadowsweets
It’s always first to flower
for shade within my garden
from its small yet fragrant bower

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March 22, 2019

Veronica

by Jem Croucher

We found her in a sale
last year in quite a state
jaded and quite tired
and for planting, somewhat late

But this year our blue Veronica
her beauty to the fore
has grown and spread vivacious
to abundance here once more

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March 12, 2019

Of windows and gold

by Jem Croucher

We have a window
to look to the world
and watch every day
as life is unfurled
For me it’s a garden
as nature’s fair hand
paints changing pictures
of my bit of land

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August 18, 2018

Too hot for the beach

by Jem Croucher

It’s too hot for the beach I think
so in the garden I will stay
relaxing in the sunshine
on this August Saturday

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April 10, 2018

Joy Abounding

by Rev Cheryl Birch

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Collapsed into my garden chair
Melancholy wrapped my heart
I cried out: Life’s unfair!
But, gray despair would not depart

More than sunshine met me there
Warmth flooded the depths of my soul
Sadness ran as did every care
Rays of Love’s Light made me whole

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March 5, 2018

Somewhere cold

by Jem Croucher

In the summer I sit here
and soak up the sun
but sitting here now
would be cold on the bum

The lavenders’ branches
whilst still with its green
are flecked now with white
from the snow that has been

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February 7, 2018

Old blue bird table

by Jem Croucher

We have an old blue bird table
some years beyond its prime
But we’ve had it now for ages
and once it looked just fine

Perhaps it should have found its way
to firewood long ago
But we like it in our garden
and are loathe for that, you know

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January 18, 2018

Nesting

by Jem Croucher

In the barren forsythia a house has appeared
built by an industrious sparrow
with twigs, grass and straw a nest has been made
between the branches narrow

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November 7, 2017

Garden

by Jem Croucher

Part 3 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home we have a garden
It brings us lots of cheer
It’s nice to simply look at
at any time of year

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September 30, 2017

After The Rain

by kim blades, writer

After the rain

the day is blue and gold,

flowers that were soaked and forlorn

now sparkle and glow…

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September 7, 2017

Morning Glory

by Linda Lee Lyberg

Path in blooming garden

Morning Glory

-Linda Lee Lyberg

Ambling through this splendid morning
With the cool hint of Fall in the air
The earth so colorful with flowers adorning
A stone path I stroll without care.

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