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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