Monthly Archives: April 2012

Another cake

At the end of last week, we had lots of bananas which were getting very ripe. We were also going away and needed to take something as an offering to a party. So, I tried out banana and chocolate cake … Continue reading

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After a night away

Even after just one night away, it is always exciting to come back home and see what has been happening in the garden. I’d been kindly given more empty milk cartons to store the rainwater, so job number one was … Continue reading

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Garden taking off

The garden is starting to come to life again after the winter months. We still have some purple sprouting broccoli from last year, which is slowly coming to an end. Apart from that, we are now waiting for beetroot, radishes … Continue reading

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Upon getting my payslip

Hadn’t expected my salary to go down by quite as much as it has by going part time, so it was a shock to see the figures yesterday when I got my payslip. However, having set myself the goal of … Continue reading

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Companion planting

Last year, some of my strawberry plants didn’t seem to be thriving. Then I got a book on companion planting which said that garlic and strawberries were bad companions. Fortunately, the garlic, which was next to these strawberries, was in … Continue reading

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Second time lucky (beetroot)

I couldn’t face karate this evening – the sun was too good to miss. And it was an opportunity to plant some more beetroot. I originally planted some in March, as the book said I could. However, there is just … Continue reading

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Water water water

I’m starting to get fed up of the amount of water falling out of the sky at the moment. I realise that is quite contentious, if I think of the lack of rain almost everywhere, but here we now need … Continue reading

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