Monthly Archives: October 2015

Autumnal tomato

Back in September, a seedling appeared in a pot where I was trying to grow wild garlic. It didn’t look like a wild garlic plant to me, however.    At the same time, I was curious to see if it … Continue reading

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Another pepper mystery

I got a chilli pepper plant off my dad. It came from seeds I gave him for his birthday. However, there seemed to be two different varieties in the pack, so I’m not sure what these are.    The chillies … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Sycamore Leaf)


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Apple cultivation in Kenya

Originally posted on Natural Green Movement:
Apple belongs to the family rosaceae. It is a hardy deciduous temperate fruit tree that needs low temperatures of around 13⁰C to break dormancy. There are apple cultivars with a low chilling requirement that…

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After six weeks….

Six weeks ago, I borrowed a rather large book from the library, Ken Follett’s Edge of Eternity. I’d been looking forward to having a book to really get my teeth into but it did mean that not much else got … Continue reading

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Squeezing in the garlic

This year’s garlic is to be Marco. I’ve planted one clove’s worth where there is space (which has not been planted with garlic for four years, if ever). But what to do with the rest?    I managed to find … Continue reading

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Ground clearance

After getting sidetracked on Friday, I was going to finish the job of clearing the ground for our bikes on Monday. But being a master of procrastination, late this afternoon I somehow found time to get out into the garden … Continue reading

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Nasturtiums for tea

Earlier in the year, I bought bikes for my daughter and I. Since then, they have lived in our sitting room due to lack of space outside. That is not the long term intention, however. This is the outdoor space … Continue reading

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Somehow, this post ended up in my drafts folder, but as I’ve written it, here is my garden at the end of July. It actually looks fuller now, even though I started to pull plants out. Not for much longer, … Continue reading

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Preparing the winter garden

It was a sad moment when I took out one of the tomato plants this afternoon. But it had to done in order to make way for the compost bin. The bin is too heavy to lift with its contents … Continue reading

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