Monthly Archives: May 2012

Thank you, rain!

It was so hot and dry over the last few days that I hadn’t been out in the garden to do any work but at last it rained yesterday and a bit today, so the soil was soft and much … Continue reading

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Straddling two seasons

In spite of buying super duper new net cloches the other day, I decided to start a new batch of cauliflowers off in the house as I don’t think they appreciate being raised in the ground. The nets look like … Continue reading

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Plan B

I was very disappointed this morning to see that the cauliflower seedlings I had planted at the back of the garden were no more – presumably eaten by the birds who must have got through the netting. In other words, … Continue reading

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Crimson flowers

In the last couple of days, the flowers on the broad beans have come out and they are definitely crimson (not white as I had thought they looked earlier in the week). Here is a photo of them: And here … Continue reading

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Oh for a bigger garden!

Where was I going to plant the radishes? I did eventually find a space for them this afternoon, at the end of my rows of broad beans, but I am seriously running out of space for anything that hasn’t been … Continue reading

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While camping….

Sitting in a rain-sodden field this weekend, apart from the company, the consolation was that back at home the plants were probably loving it. So, checking on progress when I got back, I was over-the-moon to see that the lettuces … Continue reading

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Potting up

Moving onto the next phase of the spring rush: today I started potting up the tomato seedlings. That makes two plants which all being well will produce a fine crop of tomatoes in the autumn. Tomorrow I hope to do … Continue reading

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The challenge

I’m interested to see if I can live up to my challenge of consuming something from my garden every day of the year that I am at home. I think that I did do this over the last 12 months … Continue reading

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Those little jobs

Now that the weather has at last shown signs of a return to spring, the weeds have been multiplying in abundance. Part of today has therefore been spent pulling them up by hand. As ever, the dandelions will require slightly … Continue reading

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Blossom and bees

When the sun came out briefly yesterday morning, I took a photo of the apple tree which is blossoming for the first time this year. It is so exciting, waiting to see what happens – with every plant, in fact. … Continue reading

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