Monthly Archives: January 2017

January greens

Just a short post before I rush off to work…  Thought it was about time I did an update on the broad beans, which are doing very nicely, if in a battered kind of way. They have withstood frost and … Continue reading

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You want cider with your grass?

In an attempt to keep my daughter off the iPad and/or WhatsApp on my phone all day, I try to do something meaningful with her both outside and inside each day. Thus, yesterday’s outside venue was the pit head just … Continue reading

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Hitting the concrete (Talking to the birds)

The title for this post could you lead you to think I had had a terrible accident. Apologies if it does. In fact, I feel I have achieved something quite momentous this morning. Time waits for no one spurred me … Continue reading

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Found in the fog

Brr! This is the first time in years I have truly felt cold outdoors. Freezing fog had been predicted and it was nothing less this morning.  However, there was work I felt compelled to do in the garden. Namely, the … Continue reading

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All the Fs

In case anyone is inclined to think this post includes swearing, I’ll put your mind at rest: the only Fs involved are Fuel for Schools and Freegle. This morning, a text came from my daughter’s school explaining that there would … Continue reading

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6′ x 4′

Much to my own consternation, I’ve made progress on laying the foundations for the shed. After clearing away a lot of rubbish (and I do mean rubbish) which had accumulated in the Wendy house, I moved the two (big) flagstones … Continue reading

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The gift that keeps on giving

Three years ago, I paid ¬£8 for a bag of Jerusalem artichoke tubers. While the price didn’t make me choke, it was considerably more than I have ever paid for any other ‘seeds’.  I always felt that, being perennial, as … Continue reading

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