Monthly Archives: May 2017

The biggest magnet for insects

Yesterday, I was pleased to get a few more plants potted on. It looks like temperatures are warming up and it won’t be long before tender crops can be going in the garden. Of course, in this activity there is … Continue reading

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Not even hardened off yet

I’ve finished Week Two of my MOOC on soil early, so I’m a little lost. That said, there is plenty of observing of my own to do in the garden.  Every time I go past the apple tree, I have … Continue reading

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The results are in

Earlier in the week, I did a practice soil test with material from the front garden. The result for this was that the A-Horizon (top soil) was something like sandy loam but I felt certain my B-Horizon (sub-soil) was some … Continue reading

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Upgrading the coldframe

Now that the soil is once more not only diggable but friable, I decided it was an opportune moment to sow some flower seeds in the front garden (in the space vacated by the primulas yesterday). It’s unlikely that we’ll … Continue reading

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For the good of science

This week on the MOOC about soils we are getting into our own soil to find out more about it. The thing is I don’t have a lot of uncovered ground to actually dig into. But, fortunately, I don’t like … Continue reading

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Citizen Science: Week One

First of all, the brilliant news is that it rained last night and it seems that everything has grown since then. Of course, it won’t be enough but maybe this next week will give us some useful top-ups. At least, … Continue reading

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Even the succulents are dying

Today there were a few spots of rain. Actually, on the surface, in some parts of the garden the soil went dark brown. And not wanting to miss the opportunity of dampened soil, I got my spade out and made … Continue reading

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