Monthly Archives: August 2015

The last day in August 2015

If memory serves me correctly, this time last year I wrote a similarly titled post about the garden on the approach to autumn. The main difference, apart from more wrinkles (me) and being an inch taller (my daughter), is that … Continue reading

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The wasp and the pumpkin

I was feeling a bit sleepy this morning and so was on the verge of going back to bed when I thought of having a quick walk round the garden.  Yesterday, I had noted that there was a female pumpkin … Continue reading

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I thought they were peppers

Earlier in the year, I started off a number of different vegetables. Some labelled rather haphazardly but I worked out in the end what I was growing, I thought. So, to my delight there seemed to be a large number … Continue reading

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Cabbage for lunch

This morning, it was time to clean the filter in the vacuum cleaner. A job I dislike because of all the water it consumes. However, three buckets full of it no doubt did the veggies some good.   Whilst carrying … Continue reading

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Cauliflowers in their cage

Last year, just about all my cauliflowers got nibbled by something or simply perished. This year, on the other hand, I made sure I started them off early and put them in the ground when they were already robust seedlings. … Continue reading

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This year’s tomatoes

I had it in my head that I didn’t have many tomato plants this year. But then I took a photo of them all and I’ve actually got eight, though I’m only going to show you seven of them, as … Continue reading

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New blog: the resilient home

In the early hours of this morning, I woke up thinking about work. Grr! To soothe myself back to sleep, I therefore read some blog posts, one of which was about running out of space on WordPress. Now, I am … Continue reading

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No more water worries?

Last night, I came home to a greenhouse that was on its last legs. We were in the middle of a thunderstorm and the water had started to pool in the roof. The weight of this had then snapped the … Continue reading

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Blossom end rot

I arrived home from a night away in the middle of a thunder storm this evening. I love thunder storms and would normal just soak up the atmosphere but duty called. The garden needed investigating. As quite a lot of … Continue reading

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Contrasting the seasons

Earlier this morning, the penny dropped with regard to pinning blog posts to Pinterest. So, whilst merrily getting on with that, I enjoyed looking through my WordPress files, taking a trip down memory lane and all that. This brought me … Continue reading

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