Monthly Archives: April 2014

An hour in the hail

Turning the compost heap is not my favourite job. Is it yours? So, there was a lot of procrastinating this evening. The upshot was that just after I had stepped out I heard a clap of thunder. Then the hail … Continue reading

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First evening at the allotment

My daughter has a piano lesson in town on a Tuesday evening and now that it is light enough I thought would be good to spend a while at Wonder World afterwards. Well, it makes sense, doesn’t it, if I’ve … Continue reading

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Slow germinating Parsnips?

Originally posted on You Grow Girl:
I love growing parsnip but the fact it takes weeks to germinate is so frustrating.  You are left wondering whether it is still waiting to pop or has it died off, is there a…

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Nettle stings and other things

When I arrived at Wonder World today, it was awash with dandelion flowers. They are beautiful but wreck such havoc…. So while I was catching up with my neighbour I pulled the heads off the dandelions to prevent as much … Continue reading

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Where are the pumpkin seeds?

After a week of feeling quite down, I finally sprung into action this evening. It’s so good to have the light evenings back so that I can be busy outside, which always helps when my mind is stressed. Anyway, one … Continue reading

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Jerusalem artichokes make their appearance

Spring is such an exciting time – and I’ve never felt it so much as this year. Jerusalem artichokes being a new venture for me, I was curious to find out both how long they would take to sprout and … Continue reading

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Rhubarb and ginger jam

If you read my last post, you will be aware that I picked rhubarb at the allotment today with the intention of making it into jam. Well, here is the recipe – it’s delicious 🙂 http://frugalfeeding.com/2014/04/14/rhubarb-ginger-jam/#comment-26618 PS I live in … Continue reading

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It’s certainly green!

In anticipation of a few developments, I arrived at the allotment today, camera in hand. What greeted me, though, was not quite what I had expected. Over the past couple of weeks, while I have been away, the weather has … Continue reading

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Homecoming

It was wonderful to see England so spring-like on the way home from the airport. Even better, I stepped out into the garden within about five minutes of reaching the house and was ever so pleased with what I saw … Continue reading

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Saitama

I’ve just got back to the hotel after a fantastic day away from the city. A friend of mine invited me to stay in his family home in Saitama, to the north of Tokyo, which is much more the kind … Continue reading

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