Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fruit, roots and trees

Normally, I would not rejoice in ferocious winds or fallen branches but yesterday I was relieved to see this in my garden    The object in question is a branch which had been lodged in next door’s tree after it … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I already knew yesterday I was going to      where you can swap unwanted clothes for those donated by another person. What I didn’t know was that there were surprises elsewhere in store for us. One of these was … Continue reading

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November bumblebee

I have been wondering whether to cut down the phacelia in the front garden, especially since it was somewhat affected by the frost on Monday.  However, I’m glad that I didn’t because I was amazed by the following sight when … Continue reading

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Marco Polo and other matters

Actually, this post has nothing to do with Marco Polo but has a lot to do with a supposedly good storer by the name of Marco.    It took me quite a long time to locate the rest of the … Continue reading

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The onset of winter 2015

This morning there was frost on car windscreens and the water which collects on the top of one on my compost bins had frozen over.    I did have plans for work in the garden today but after a caffeine-induced … Continue reading

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A new path

Work in the garden took a maximum of half an hour this morning. And was effortless after the digging I did yesterday. Originally, there was a path on the right hand side of the garden which was… useless. It was … Continue reading

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Forest Garden makeover underway

This time last year, I planted lots of strawberry runners, courtesy of Old Sleningford Farm, so that there was ground cover in my nascent forest garden. And over the summer I was really pleased to see new runners shooting out … Continue reading

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Heuchera on the move

Since 1) discovering the concept of a forest garden and 2) changing my front lawn into a garden proper, I have been looking forward to this day. In only one and a half years, the heuchera near the apple tree … Continue reading

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Out of the mud

The garden is sodden, really sodden, and the squelch of mud is not far behind. However, working on the principle that it is better to do a little often, I went out to pull up an old tomato plant.  Then, … Continue reading

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An obstacle overcome

You know when there is a job you need to do and until it’s done others have to wait? I’ve had one such in the form of a large paving stone sitting underneath my kitchen windowsill.   Goodness knows how … Continue reading

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