Monthly Archives: April 2017

Never enough space for seedlings

Today, I feel I have achieved quite a lot in terms of potting on. I am still enthralled by the fact that I can do this, now that I have the shed and a cold frame. So, butternut squash as … Continue reading

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Is the glass half full or half empty?

Today started off well. It was sunny and I got some essential jobs done in the house. Then I heard work going on out the back and I had a sense of foreboding.  When I looked outside, I noticed some … Continue reading

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The price of chard

At the weekend, I visited a friend who has guinea pigs. Thus, I saw a way of doing her a favour and relieving my garden of a vegetable which had grown so profusely over the last year that I really … Continue reading

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Up with the garden path: Completion!

In April 2013, I decided to tackle the path, running down the bottom right of the garden, which was an unsightly space filled with pebbles and weeds. I couldn’t even pull the wheelie bins over it to get them out for … Continue reading

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Native bluebells?

This morning, whilst picking nettles for soup and cordial in a lane (bridleway) just by my house, I noticed some bluebells. My first thought was one of dismay, that Spanish bluebells were everywhere. However, I’m not so sure they are … Continue reading

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Borage is back

Last year, I sowed borage seeds in the front garden to fill a space – a large space. The borage, with self-seeded phacelia, then took over and smothered quite a few other plants. Thankfully, they survived and have grown more … Continue reading

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Seed Co-operative

Whilst reading the Permaculture Magazine this morning, I took note of an advertisement for a company that produces and sells organic and biodynamic seed. The company is based in Lincolnshire (UK). A little intrigued, I looked up Seed Co-operative on … Continue reading

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