Monthly Archives: April 2017

The jigsaw puzzle

I’d been trying in vain to hand over the shelves from my old fridge freezer through Freegle. However, one of the potential takers, if I hadn’t lived so far from them, had said they would have wanted the shelves to … Continue reading

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Where have the April showers gone?

It was supposed to have rained today…. but nothing happened, except a cold wind. In fact, it hasn’t rained for at least two weeks and the ground is bone dry. Certainly, not great when you want to get seeds in … Continue reading

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The seakale bed

From feeling the seakale packet, I could have sworn it was a root rather than seeds. However, it turns out to be the latter, which comes as something of a relief as I reckon that means more chance of success. … Continue reading

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Over the Pennines

It never fails to amaze me how just one night away from home can feel like a week when you get back. Even though I feel somewhat bedraggled after driving some 200 miles, partly because I took a circuituous route … Continue reading

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Peas and a net

Well, in the evening yesterday, I finally summoned the energy to fertilise the area where the artichokes grow with solids from the bokashi bin. Then, as dusk was falling, I realised I had got my second wind but of course … Continue reading

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Testing the shed boundaries 

In spite of having a cold and just wanting to lie around, I have done some gardening. Very non-strenuous. I discovered three more organic tomato seedlings which needed potting on. And having carried this out in the shed, I decided … Continue reading

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Bliss point

At the Old Sleningford workday today all the stresses of the last few weeks were swept away. It was great to be out of doors for an extended period of time, with others, achieving something. We were ostensibly sorting out … Continue reading

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First day of the month (winter into spring)

Last month, the garden seemed somewhat empty, although certainly not as empty as it used to be in March. It’s hard to believe that I’ve had the shed for over a month already. And it’s as hard to believe that … Continue reading

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