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My Diary For 2023

Every year I write a blog post about which diary system or set up I am going to use for the following twelve months. In recent years, I have moved away from a Filofax (I trialled something earlier this year - more of that in a minute) and fallen in love with the Hobonichi printed diaries. For the last two years I have used a Hobonichi Weeks as my personal planner and I won't be deviating from that this year. I have tried a Hobonichi Techo A6 a couple of times but have never managed to feel comfortable with it size-wise.  I have always lusted after the Hobonichi Cousin A5 as a main work planner so, this year, I have bitten the bullet at launch time and invested in my very first one. Hobonichi Weeks The Hobonichi Weeks is a slim diary with a yearly, monthly and weekly layout. The main section is a "week to view with notes" and there are an additional 70 note pages at the back. This year (2022) I used the "Mega" version which comes with almost three times as m

Ladybird Poppies in my Yarden!

More from the urban yarden planters.  

If you've been following my journey discovering back yard gardening over on my Instagram (I'm a total beginner) then this is the update for you! 

These gorgeous specimens sprung up whilst I was on holiday and I wasn't too sure what they were other than they looked like poppies. A quick ask on Facebook confirmed that they are Papaver Commutatum - (oriental) Ladybird Poppies - and they are not fully open yet.

I was then reminded that they came from seeds from a friend who originally grew her batch from one of her mum's plants! I've now been given some advice about seeding and cutting them back so that I can enjoy them year after year!

I'm really enjoying learning about all these different low/no effort plants - it's my type of gardening!