Monthly Archives: August 2014

Half full!

And no plastic….. We’re talking about the compost bin here, rather than my glass of beer. Whilst turning the compost heap earlier this evening, I was joined by a friend who was almost as enthusiastic about the amount of new … Continue reading

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Prevention is better than cure….. especially when there isn’t one!

Last October, this is what happened to my tomato plants: And this is what happened to the tomatoes: One minute, the tomatoes were ripening nicely and my biggest concern was how to keep the critters from demolishing them. The next … Continue reading

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Flower bulbs

Temptation came to my house last month in the form of an email offering me half price spring (and autumn) bulbs at one of my favourite garden centres. As my daughter is particularly keen for us to have flowers, flowers … Continue reading

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Propping up the cucumber

Don’t you just love the surprise of growing something new?! After a shaky start, by not helping the cucumbers along with a small paint brush to fertlise them, I’ve finally got three growing on one vine. Yippee! The biggest needs … Continue reading

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Just what I need after a hard day’s work!

After a five-day weekend, I knew what was coming at work today… Suffice to say I was glad to get into the garden and pick blackberries with my daughter afterwards! As if this wasn’t pleasure enough, upon inspecting the smaller … Continue reading

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Developing the autumn garden

In spite of the continued drizzle today, I still sat on my thinking chair on the patio and came up with plans for this autumn. I’m very pleased with my garden, looking full with a touch of colour as well … Continue reading

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The ziplock bag

On Friday we got some plums from the organic farm and, wondering if it might be possible to grow some trees from the pits, I did a quick internet search. The upshot of this that I am now not only … Continue reading

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