Monthly Archives: August 2016

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Yesterday, we made an unplanned visit to Yorkshire Lavender. When I went there a couple of years ago, I was knocked out for two days afterwards. It seems to be having a similar soporific effect this time. Except that I … Continue reading

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A Bank Holiday by the seaside

On Sunday, we arrived in Scarborough to rain and pullover temperatures. Notwithstanding, coming from the seaside myself, I know the only way to live is to challenge the elements rather than be beaten by them. In any case, had we … Continue reading

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The sunflower braves the elements 

It couldn’t have been a worse day for getting jobs done in the garden. However, the pressure of time meant they had to get done regardless. Especially as I had a bolting cauliflower to make use of as well as … Continue reading

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A leg up!

Work has really got in the way of the garden this week. I need to keep the chard and buckwheat under control, partly so they don’t reseed themselves and partly so they don’t take water from surrounding plants. However, a … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of rocket

In 2014, I dug up the two rocket bushes in the back garden as I wanted the space for other things. It was a sad moment but, in truth, I needn’t have fretted because it found its way back onto … Continue reading

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Who would dig up a cucumber vine?

I had intended to plant out one of the purple sprouting broccoli plants when I got home this evening. However, it was already starting to get dark. And I got sidetracked by the sight that presented itself when I went … Continue reading

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Walking onions

My dad found some walking onions at a garden centre. They were in a sorry state, apparently, being the leftovers from a more vibrant stock, but he’s always been fascinated with them since he was a child when there were … Continue reading

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