Monthly Archives: March 2016

That April feeling

For some people it is already April. And for me, it has definitely felt like April over the last couple of days. No doubt in part because I feel that 2016 has kicked in fully.  There is a sense of … Continue reading

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Lupin update

I’m so amazed by the progress the lupins are making, I couldn’t resist sharing their growth with you.    I don’t have a large amount of space on my windowsills, so it is particularly good news that these are so … Continue reading

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A gift that made me chuckle

Yesterday afternoon, I noticed the children roundabout had found some branches to play with and they were left lying on the lawn next door. Then when I went to lock up for the night they had somehow ended up strewn … Continue reading

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Currants coming back to life

Over the winter, I watched the two currant bushes I had moved from a pot to a hugel bed in the forest garden. One seemed fine, while the other looked as though I might have killed it. They were only … Continue reading

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Hatching

Last Sunday at Harlow Carr I had hoped to find lupins (green manure). Unfortunately, they seemed to have powered down their green manure stock. On the other hand, they had these beautiful ornamental lupin seeds     in stock. I … Continue reading

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Not potatoes this time

There’s saving stuff for a purpose and there’s hoarding. In 2010, I bought the potato kit featured below and long after the potatoes have been eaten I’ve still got the tub they came in. Even the growbags have been used … Continue reading

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Forgot about the lettuce

Yesterday, the kids were all out after school and I joined them on my bike for a while. Interesting how you see things differently when you’re a bit higher and not doing the activity with a particular objective in mind. … Continue reading

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