Monthly Archives: May 2014

My first cucumber…

Strictly speaking, I haven’t got any cucumbers – what I have instead is a seedling which I hope will grow into a plant, survive the transfer outside and produce cucumbers for me. It is however the first time I have … Continue reading

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Up with the garden path 2014 Part Three: the bypass loppers

I woke up this morning with a degree of excitement: it was a day without any commitments or social engagements and I was going to one of my favourite garden centres to buy something to cut my hawthorn bush down … Continue reading

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Harvesting the garden path….

Having freed up the pot which originally housed my fir tree last night, I decided to put the bay tree in its place today. And this time I watered the pot it was in first so that it would come … Continue reading

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Giving birth was easier!

After the last few days of partying, I felt the tug to get on with some gardening. There was in any case the pressing issue of my fir tree, which had outgrown its pot and was starting to look like … Continue reading

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Hosta (Patriot)

Last year, I visited an enchanting garden in Northumberland at Belsay Hall and Castle. It is a two-hour drive from where I live, so quite a day out, but as before it was well worth the trip. I also came … Continue reading

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A day off digging and weeding

Today it has been pelting with rain. It has also been an extra working party day at the allotment to prepare the site for the grand opening of our £6000 composting toilet. I did get totally sodden helping to put … Continue reading

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Pumpkin surprise

I did a couple of hours’ work at the allotment today, clearing ground of weeds so that I could (re)do some planting. It was a bit messy due to the rain over the last couple of days and I was … Continue reading

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The wonderful patter of rainfall

For once, the forecast on my phone was right – it did rain today. When I woke up this morning it was great to hear the rain. I find it soothing in any case but it meant that I would … Continue reading

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Blueberries?

Look at my blueberry bush! It’s turning purple. I love purple, so that alone makes me happy. But does that mean where there was once blossom there will now be fruit? I do hope so….. The netting has gone on … Continue reading

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Early morning potting

Are you a lark or an owl? Not sure I am either but over the last couple of days I’ve been getting up super early to do some gardening before breakfast. So, now all the tomato plants have been potted … Continue reading

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