Monthly Archives: June 2016

We can breathe again

I learned today that the birds will seem to have disappeared at the moment because they are moulting. Certainly, I had noticed that they were less in evidence, so I decided it was time to lift the netting. For one … Continue reading

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Taming the unruly 

This year, I seem to be spending far more time than ever before pulling and digging out unwanted vegetation. So much for mulch and ground cover supposedly keeping weeds at bay. To be fair, the reason there were brambles growing … Continue reading

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We don’t just like strawberries

I weighed in the strawberries I picked today at about a pound, so I guess this week we’ve collected altogether at least two pounds. In other words, I’m quite happy to let the resident birds munch on the fruit as … Continue reading

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Distracted by the strawberries 

The above photos flatters the front garden more than reality. I’d just finished a bit of weeding – plants I didn’t sow where I’d sown cornflour and honesty seeds. The back garden is a different matter. I’ve never been so … Continue reading

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At last, the bay tree finds a home

When I bought my bay tree three years ago, it was not much more than a seedling. Once put into a larger pot it grew well, but was clearly restricted by the pot. Nonetheless, it has already supplied me with … Continue reading

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The bumblebee sting

Still in my pyjamas, it seemed like a good idea to do some strawberry picking while the sun was out earlier on. The strawberries aren’t totally ripe but I couldn’t bare the thought of losing them (all). It’s a bit … Continue reading

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Garlic bulbils 2016

Last summer, the garlic bolted. This meant there were lots of bulbils, which I planted over the winter. The majority of these I dug up today, having decided they looked like they were ready, if this concept is appropriate for … Continue reading

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