Monthly Archives: June 2014

What’s cooking (April to June)

At the end of March I took stock of what we had been eating from the garden (and allotment). I was pleased that we had in fact been eating quite a lot, especially in comparison with what we had been … Continue reading

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Up with the garden path 2014 Part Six: is it root or is it rubble?

I’m now onto what I think will be the toughest part of sorting my garden out. I’ve chopped off as many of the hawthorn branches as I can, which means it is over to the digging now. Three to four … Continue reading

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Flowering in pots

Below are photos of a cucumber, pumpkin and okra respectively. I can’t believe they are flowering when they are still so small. The pumpkin needs to go outside as soon as possible…. Even if the flowers start to turn into … Continue reading

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Beans and peas

Was feeling really tired today, having not eaten quite enough over the last few days. But following a big meal after work, I found the inspiration to get into the garden for an hour. The runner beans are coming along … Continue reading

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Up with the garden path 2014 Part Five: last of the crocosmia gone

When I moved into my house in November 2009, there were approximately 10 crocosmia bushes, for wont of a different word. Most of them went within the first 18 months. But the one right at the back remained – until … Continue reading

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Evaluating food shopping practices

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The moving cloche

This evening I had to rush back to work, so whilst in town I thought a trip to our favourite Chinese restaurant was in order. The mangetout were delicious and I decided then and there that the first job back … Continue reading

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Late evening stroll round the garden

After coming back from the cinema just now, I needed to have a look at how things were doing in the garden. When I say ‘need’ I mean this was the first chance in 24 hours to enjoy a few … Continue reading

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The impromptu wheelbarrow

Last night, when I collected my belongings from the allotment, this included the bricks which came via freecycle a few months ago. My intention had actually been to use them in the garden but the plot had seemed a good … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new Wonder World

After much tossing and turning, I went up to the allotment this evening for what is probably the last time to collect my belongings and harvest as much as I can. The sense of relief is immense… There is a … Continue reading

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