Gardening: Beware the dreaded lily beetle is already on the prowl in South West England. These pesky things are an absolute menance and ruin not just lilies, they like any of the lilium family and frequently attack crocosmia, day lilies and hyacinths. The little blighters contrary to belief can fly. Their young look like black…Read more TIPS OF THE DAY
Novel competitions are rare compared with the plethora for short stories and poetry so last week’s announcement calling for submissions to the 2012 Harry Bowling Prize for unpublished novelists is most welcome. It also prompted my first blog proper. I want to tell you a little story. Sitting comfortably? Coffee at hand? Good, I’ll begin.…Read more Almost There with Harry Bowling
Hello and congratulations if you have stumbled upon this blog. Before you do anything else, please make a note in your diary of today's date. It is a historic one. One I hope you will remember. For today is a first. My first blog! I always said I wouldn't write one, I wouldn't need one,…Read more Hello world!