Monthly Archives: October 2016

Senshu onions

Having taken out the tomato plants which seemed to have been affected by blight the other day, there was now space for the compost bin to move and half the Senshu onions to go in. After the success of the onions … Continue reading

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I couldn’t help it!

Yesterday was spent on and around the North York Moors and even my daughter agreed it was a very good day out! The idea for the day had started with finding a star-gazing event at Sutton Bank. So, it seemed logical to find … Continue reading

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Dandelions with a difference

Dandelions. Hate them, love them? Destroy them, eat them? It was Leeds Light Night yesterday and one of the exhibits was a ‘field of dandelions’. Not the most environmentally friendly sort but they won’t be spreading their seeds at least.

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Big leaves and appropriate flowers

Today, I pulled another couple of tomato plants. Now, only the ones in pots remain. Whether or not the pots have anything to do with it, all the rest seemed to be on the road to blight, and the tomato … Continue reading

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The last of the blackberries

After the blackberry coulis instead of jam incident the other week I was determined to have another go before it was too late for 2016. So, after school on Monday I took my daughter foraging in the country park behind … Continue reading

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Hauls of various sorts

Sunday 2nd October we were apple juicing at Old Sleningford Farm. It’s quite hard work but there is a great team spirit. Rachel, who runs the farm, was very generous in paying us in kind for the work, so my … Continue reading

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First of October (almost deja vu)

Yesterday (first of October), we went on a trip with my sewing bee which had us in a rush to get out of the house. The upshot of this was that I forgot to take photos of the back garden … Continue reading

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