Monthly Archives: September 2013

RHS blog competiton

Dear followers and readers of silverbells steps out, Here is some information which may be of interest to you. The Royal Horticultural Society is running a blog competition, which finishes on 30 September, but which you still have time to … Continue reading

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Do slugs like tomatoes?

I’ve clearly got an athletic slug with a taste for red tomatoes. Or there is something else that deposits slime as it munches on my produce! Continue reading

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Onions in the compost heap

Onions growing in my compost heap – now replanted elsewhere to see what happens! Continue reading

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My ‘frog’ is hibernating – I think

At last, I got a photo of my frog! Continue reading

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It’s deciduous!!!

Fingers crossed my Japanese maple is well but looking a bit odd just because it is deciduous! Continue reading

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A fallen apple

We’ve been experiencing strong winds over the last couple of days and these have taken their toll on the apple tree. Continue reading

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Next year’s seeds

Fifty pence a packet for next years’ seeds – how could I say no?! Continue reading

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Not bolting but flowering!

Another mystery solved. The lady’s fingers were in fact buds. Continue reading

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New endeavours in the kitchen

My first attempts at blanching have been more miss than hit but the pestle and mortar did just the job with last years’ coriander seeds. Continue reading

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Inside and out

We are inunated with produce, ripening both inside and outside the house. The best is the number of blackberries my daughter picked yesterday: a grand total of forty-five! Continue reading

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