Monthly Archives: March 2017

Preparations for Monday

I’ve left the Jerusalem artichokes in the ground too long. They have started to sprout no less. However, there are quite a number of tubers, which I am going to freeze, now that I have the new and bigger freezer. … Continue reading

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The birds and Brexit

It’s been a sad day for me (I’m talking on an emotional level rather than a political one). I have no idea what Brexit holds but I feel part of me has been wiped away with Theresa May’s letter to … Continue reading

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Who moved the mulch?

The blackbirds are very tame at the moment. I’ve just been out to the bins, whilst nearby one was too busy pulling out a worm to bother with my presence. I’m not sure if it is these same birds that … Continue reading

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The forgotten hum

More tomato seedlings had appeared over the last few days, so after last week’s under-watering and then damping off, it looks like I will end up with at least enough tomato plants this year. It also meant that I needed … Continue reading

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Patio strawberries

After I’d lifted the flagstones on my patio and finished the base for my shed, I had a big mound of soil on top of the strawberry patch. I decided this would be best moved in order to cover the … Continue reading

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The sesame and the slug

I’ve been watching the pots on my windowsill for a week or so. The oregano has germinated and so have a few of the seame seeds. The oregano are growing, albeit at a very slow pace. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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In between the flagstones

When I looked out this morning at my beloved shed, I noticed something I hadn’t expected to see under the door. My first thought was that something had happened to the support but upon closer inspection, lo and behold, it … Continue reading

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