Monthly Archives: November 2014

Blue tits

I couldn’t have asked for a better day to go to Harlow Carr for a top-up of books from the lending library there. After the dismal rain and grey skies recently, it was pleasing to walk round the gardens in … Continue reading

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Coriander crop

Originally, I had thought I would get mountains done in the garden yesterday. Little did I know that online Christmas shopping would be more time-consuming than actually taking the train into town and physically going round the shops. But I … Continue reading

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Bastoy Eco Prison

Not making any comment about this prison as this is the first time I’ve come across the idea. However, it seemed a concept worth sharing! Bastoy Eco Prison.

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Drum roll

I’ve read quite a lot on the web about the dearth of fodder for the gardening newsfeed over the past few weeks and I’ve certainly muttered myself along the same lines. At the same time, sustainable living – and my … Continue reading

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The Holly

Well, if I thought it was Christmas yesterday, I must surely think so again today……. I had noticed some holly growing under the hawthorn bush (ex-hawthorn bush!!) but didn’t know how much until the latter was no more. In any … Continue reading

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Just like Christmas!

Yesterday evening, I was feeling a bit despondent about the lack of things to blog about in the garden. If only it were lighter, warmer, I could get out more and at least see what was going on…. I has … Continue reading

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Straw to the rescue

I get excited about compost – it is easy to make and such a satisfactory way of turning waste into something useful without airmiles. At the same time, turning the pile is not the most pleasant of tasks. But having … Continue reading

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Chard indoors

All summer my windowsills were chocca with plant pots and things growing. Now, the food has largely been eaten and outside is not the nicest prospect for most fruit and veg. Then I read about growing chard indoors. What an … Continue reading

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The crab apple tree

I’ve been feeling decidedly under the weather over the last couple of weeks and wouldn’t therefore have expected to have leapt out of bed with any gusto this morning. But I was actually out in the garden the moment I … Continue reading

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Hugelkultur and the blackberry bush

After I had dug out the last of the hawthorn bush at the back of the garden, I felt relieved that I wouldn’t have to do anymore heavy digging. But I forgot about the blackberry bush, which was taking up … Continue reading

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