ESTHER

 

IN

 

THE

 

GARDEN


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1.    LAST WEEK I MARRIED A MARTIAN

2.    A MANCHESTER BOOKSELLER, A MARTIAN AND SOME MARIGOLDS

3.    BEING BRAVE ABOUT GARDENING

4.    BLACKBIRDS AND SNAILS

5.    ONE DEAD BLACKBIRD AND A SUITCASE

6.    ALGERIAN GERANIUMS

 

7.    THE UNCOMMUNICATIVE ARTICHOKES

8.    OLIVE TREES, BONSAI BALM, CLAY POTS AND SPACE TRAVEL

9.    SIGNS OF TROUBLE

10.  BLACKMAIL

11.   MRS RUSTBRIDGER AND THE BLACKCURRANT BUSH

12.   MRS RUSTBRIDGER AND THE CLEMATIS

 

 

13.   POETRY, SPACESHIPS AND CHILDREN THAT DON'T EXIST

14.   THE WIND GETS UP AND POEMS ARRIVE

15.   MING TAKES ON A NEW PERSONA AND ABANDONS GERANIUMS

 16.   LIFE GOES ON

17.   PARSLEY, POETRY AND ALIENS

18.   THE CHILDREN GO TO THE PUB AND ARE READ BEDTIME STORIES

 

19.   GOODBYE SNAIL

20.   A QUARREL OVER A BOOK WITH AN ASTONISHING RESULT

21.   MORE ADVERBS, THURSDAY EVENING  -  AND A HAIKU

 

22.   BEETROOT AND THE M.O.D.

 22 b.   STORMS, ESPALIERS AND ARTICHOKES  (Sorry.  Got the page numbering wrong.  You now go from 22 to 22b then to 23  -  after that, it should run smoothly again.  If it doesn't, please let me know!  Esther)

23.   MISS MARTIN

24.   THE GALE

 

25.   MRS RUSTBRIDGER AND THE WASHING MACHINES

26.   I CONFESS INGNORANCE:  MING WORRIES FOR THE FIRST TIME: AND THE BEST  WAY TO GERMINATE RUNNER BEAN SEEDS (PERHAPS!)

27.   THE NASTURTIUM LEAF, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE PHILOSOPHICAL

 

 

28.   THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY RUNS OUT OF COMPOST

29.   THE FOUR INSPECTORS

30.   TOMATOES CAUSE QUARRELS

31.   MRS RUSTBRIDGER AND THE CHAUFFEUR

32.   MISSING MING

33.   BROOM BRANCHES AND SOCKS

34.   PARSLEY, PUMPKINS AND MR SUBJUNCTIVE

35.   SOCK-IT-TO-'EM BABY (HAPPY EASTER)

36.   RAILINGS, WRAPPERS AND YET MORE SOCKS!

 

 

37.   CATS, CHILDREN, TOMATOES, PRISONS

38.   MPDCs

39.   AN EARLY START AND MADAME ALFRED CARRIERE

40.   DID THE 'MOUNTIES' KIDNAP MING?

41.   IF NOT THE MOUNTIES  -  WHO?

42.   MESSAGE FROM DIDCOTT

 

43.   ATTACK OF THE WOOLLY APHIDS

44.   CELLS AND LETTUCES

45.   RICKSHAWS AND BOX CUTTINGS

 

46.   ONE GREY LACY TOP

47.   THE DEMISE OF THE CLEMATIS

48.   CURMUDGIONS, BAY TREES AND MYSTERIES

 

49.   WEATHER WORSENS

50.   A PICNIC IN PRISON, FITS, SCUFFLES AND PUMPKINS

51.   PLANTING BAYCORNS

52.   FORSYTHIA

53.   ASTRO-PHYSICS, THE TUDOR DYNASTY AND CLOVER

54.   DEFENSIVE GARDENING AND THE UNRELIABILTITY OF WASHING MACHINES

 

 

55.   INVENTORY OF PLANTS OUTSIDE MY LIVING ROOM WINDOW CONTINUED

56.   MISS MARTIN  (UNFORTUNATELY)   -   SCALE INSECTS AND JAM

57.   I START AN INVENTORY OF GARDEN PLANTS.  I TRY TO USE LATIN NAMES.  BRIEFLY, I CONSIDER A CAREER AS A CRIMINAL.  MELANIE BRINGS ME BACK TO EARTH.

58.  AGE AND IRISES

59.   BLEEDING BOWLS  -  AND THAT CHAUFFEUR AGAIN

60.   OH HOW BLEAK LIFE IS  -  THE BUDS ARE SHRIVELLING AND THE HEADMASTER'S COMPLAINING

 

61.   FOSSILISED ROSES AND THE RUNNER BEAN RACE

62.   IS VP A MAD, AXE-WIELDING ALIEN FROM SATURN?

63.   PLANS FOR THE WEEK

64.   SUSPICIONS ABOUT RUNNER BEANS AND COFFEE WITH VP

65.   PLANTING FLOWERPOTS

66.   BIRDCAGE

 

67.  RAVENING HOARDS OF SLUGS, CITY DWELLERS AND (POSSIBLY?) MARTIANS

68.  FEAR IN THE SHED

69.  MARTIAN MATERIALS : AN ARGUMENT

70.  THE NIGHT SNAILS ALMOST RUINED THE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS

71.  PLUTONIANS MAKE AN ENTRANCE

72.  I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE!

 

 

73.  MESSAGE LEFT ON THE KITCHEN TABLE

74.  THE FIRST POSTCARD FROM PLUTO

75.  POSTCARD FROM THE BOTANIC GARDENS

 

76.  THINGS GET HAIRY

77.  HOME

78.  SUNDAY, MONDAY AND PLUTONIAN PLANTS

79.  THE SILHOUETTES OF TREES

80.  I BEGIN ON A CAREER OF BLACKMAIL

81.  MARTIANS, PLUTONIANS  -  MARY ANNING AND A MASSIVE LANDSLIDE

82.  WESTRINGIA FRUTICOSA WYNIABBIE (GEM)

83.  THREADS AND FERNS

84.  TODAY IT IS SUMMER

 85.  MORE ABOUT TREES

86.  THE GOLDEN FERN AND THE BLUE GLOWING MAN

87.  TEA AND AQUILEGIA (CLEMENTINE) (PURPLE)

88.  ROOTS

89.  OH!  LET THE HERBIVORES EAT THE PLANTS IF THEY WANT TO! 

90.  BAY TREES  -  AND BLACKMAIL  -  (EVEN MORE THAN BEFORE!)

 91.  THE PLANNING STAGE

92.  NOTES ON THE KITCHEN TABLE

93.   MESSAGE FROM MING

94.  PROBABLY THE MOST BORING PLANT IN THE WORLD  -  THE RAMBLING RECTOR  -  THE BOOKSHOP LADY  -  AND THE BROOM

95.  IF YOU LOOK IN THE SIDEBAR  -  YOU'LL SEE MY 'AWARD'!

96.  THE COLLAPSIBLE ROOF

97.  THE WORLD'S IN A NAME

98.  AN OUTBREAK OF ADVERBS

99.  THE THEORY OF VARIABILITY

 100.  SCALE ON THE BAY  -  AND VICTORIA WAVING

101.  MORE ABOUT WAVING

102.  MIDDAY APPROACHES  -  START WAVING

 

103.  VEGETABLES AND FLOWER POTS

104.  MY MUM HAS HAD ANOTHER FIT SO I'M DOING HER POST FOR HER  -  BY WORTHING

105.  ROSES AFTER A FIT

 

106.  'CUTTING OFF THE DEAD BITS'

107.  MARJORIE HAS BEEN CAPTURED BY PLUTONIANS

108.  BUTTERCUPS AND WARHEADS

 109.  A MESSAGE FROM MRS RUSTBRIDGER

110.   BEES, BOOKS AND ASTRONOMY

111.  STANDING TO LOOK AT GRASS

 

112.  MURDER IN THE MORNING

113.  AH!