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When trees grow up

Larch Tree progression. I bought the Larch tree featured in this post from ebay about 7 years ago. As you will see; it was tiny and came with 3 main trunks. Near matchstick thin and a young sapling. Time inevitably marches (Or Larches; in this case) on… The tree was quickly potted on from the…

Shadow get his new Harness

It’s taken a long time to finally find a Harness that allows Shadow enough movement and flexibility while also allowing control and stopping or handling ability when required. I also wanted something that I could use either MOLLE pouches on or had velcro for adding Badges on to display what he does and is. This…

Loving in Rutland

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Photography Blog Post:


I don’t live in Rutland, I love in Rutland.


It’s simply a stunning place to live.  Beauty around every corner and a passion ground for many a photographer.

Though it’s often the less beaten track or place that lends itself at the right time to the beauty within the landmarks and famous water scenery…

Or simply the path often taken when heading out with the dog for a late evening walk in the glorious weather and evening transition light to-night.

This particular field and the sky setting it ablaze is a walk route favoured by my dog and I, him as it’s well-travelled by other dogs, me as it is a shortcut to my allotment plots.

I offer you a small pictorial gallery.

“Loving in Rutland”

Beats just “Living in Rutland”.


Railway Sleepers – Power Carving

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Oh yes…


Blog Post:


Webmaster Summer thoughts..


“Its hot…”


Some time in the Bonsai Studio required…

Coffee time

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Blog Post.


Van stuff.


Worrying about the van constantly, aside from Shadow and I riding in it there is realistically only 2 other people who ride up front in the passenger seat.

One being a client.

So the idea of one of the van doors not working and closing properly is a concern.


A big one.


However, SOTG finally came good and got the Coffee run supplies sorted!  Now need to fix the mobile Hot Coffee making supplies.

(Placed with full irony intended.)  ;]

The Bonsai Studio

– Photo Studio & Propagation Lab.


Installation and experimentation with the new mini pop up Photo Studio time today…


Not only “Borrowing” the Grow Tent T5 Lighting rig…

Eventually the actual grow tent enclosure also!


Why Bonsai Trees cost so much?

This is something that gets slid across the table at me quite often.  Usually when someone has seen a tree at a Garden centre or supermarket they “consider” expensive, at around £40 for a small Supermarket Bonsai through to £800 for a large nursery grown tree in a large container. Yes, you can buy a…

Productive week in Spring

It’s been an amazing 7 days down the plots! Planted or Sown this week at the Lottie: Sarpo Mira Seed Potatoes (Main Crop).  Amazing Large Jacket Spud main crop variety! Onions Red Baron and Snowball (White). Parsnips (For a Neighbour.) Sunflowers (Can’t have a year without Sunflowers!) Rudbeckia. Zinnia. Coming on strong in the Bonsai…

Start of Spring 2018

The new season starts and work begins! Here in Rutland the Winter was fairly harsh at the end of 2017 and the start of 2018.  We had a lot of very damp and cold weather and a week or two of fairly decent amounts of snow on a few occasions.  Also the dreaded high winds…