Monthly Archives: June 2015

Turkish Delight

Now, I knew roses were edible. After all, I use rose water in cakes. But on the foraging course I did on Saturday we got to try a jelly made with Japanese rose and that inspired me to look into … Continue reading

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To cap it all

I am ecstatic! And not a little relieved……. Each time I drained my first bokashi bin, a mere drop or two of bokashi tea came out the spout. A little disappointing as I had been hoping for a decent amount … Continue reading

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Lessons in foraging

It seems like I am having quite a permaculture weekend. After a party at Old Sleningford Farm on Friday evening, it was the turn of Skelton Grange Conservation Centre to do the honours on Saturday. The course my daughter and … Continue reading

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The antidote

Friday 26th June was a date I had been looking forward to for quite some time. Not because of what I had planned for the garden, nor my daughter’s school sports day. Notwithstanding, the sports day was endured and the … Continue reading

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The backlash

A boyfriend once said to be careful what you say because after something has been said it can never be taken back. My neighbour, last night, did say sorry and I can forgive her but the fact remains…… I love … Continue reading

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22:24

I was so excited this evening it was difficult for me to focus on work in the garden. Ironic really considering the reason for my excitement (the Permaculture Design Course I am going to do next year) but there you … Continue reading

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Taking advantage of soft soil

   After last night’s short blast of rain, I woke to sunshine this morning, so thought I had better get into the garden quick. I had planned to plant out some of the cucumbers in the latest hugel bed as … Continue reading

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Cloudburst

I knew there was a reason for staying up way past my bedtime……    The barbecue went out and some grilling was done at a friend’s birthday party this afternoon, but we stayed inside to eat. It was decidedly chilly. … Continue reading

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Of feather and fur

I witnessed the most hilarious event this afternoon. Perhaps the Anglo-Saxon beer I had tried at a talk on food and drink from that period (c. 1200 years ago) had something to do with it but on the way back … Continue reading

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Soil amendment on the way

My compost bin has got a hatch on it. I’d always thought the designers of such had been wishful thinking: compost neatly sitting just behind the flap to be taken out as and when needed. Then I opened the hatch … Continue reading

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