Monthly Archives: April 2013

Up with the path!

At last, the path at the back of the garden is coming up! I had intended to take a before as well as an after shot but didn’t remember to get my camera out until I had lifted nearly all … Continue reading

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SOS….Save our Seeds.

Originally posted on fromacountrycottage:
Last night as I was perusing through Facebook, as one does, I came across a post on pending EU legislation that would make it illegal for seed to be sold that wasn’t ¬†on an approved list.…

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Spinach – a belated success story!

This evening, in the hope that there would be a few spinach leaves for a salad tomorrow, I went out to pick what I expected to be the straggly remnants of the spinach which had been overwintering. In the previous … Continue reading

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An aubergine has sprouted!

I wrote this post full of excitement, but unfortunately the aubergine has since died. Or perhaps it never was an aubergine but a week that germinated in the compost. Never mind – I will try again next year! I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Wind no object

I have to say I am no fan of wind and today it is decidedly blustery. However, last night my daughter joined me in a potting venture which ended with me promising her we would sow some flower seeds tonight. … Continue reading

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Tidying up

Last Sunday, I was determined to continue the good work I had started earlier in the weekend. Repotting was a priority: the palm my dad had given me last summer was breaking the pot it had been housed in. So, … Continue reading

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At last! Genuine progress….

Yes, here is the first piece of ground which I have prepared this evening in my new vegetable garden! It was wonderful to be out digging at half seven in the evening… And as I was putting the broad bean … Continue reading

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A step in the right direction?

When I bought an Easter egg for my daughter last year, it came with a lovely Hello Kitty cup – in a plastic tray. This year, I have given her an Easter egg which came in a card basket. No … Continue reading

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