Monthly Archives: August 2017

Trusses submerged 

Today, we managed two walled gardens: a second look in at the one in Helmsley, followed by one at Beningbrough on the way home. At both I sighed to see ginormous squash. Still, it gave me hope that I would … Continue reading

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Round things

We first visited Helmsley Walled Garden last autumn and in spite of the best intentions hadn’t actually been back again before today. However, as we were on foot (in other words, not having to worry about bicycles as we had … Continue reading

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Over the moors and back again

I’ve just finished reading an article in which George Monbiot is interviewed about his view of the moors as managed at the moment. Unfortunately, the moors are not that easy to photograph, so here is a verbal description: there are … Continue reading

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It’s walking…

It must be a year since my dad gave me some walking onions. Having nowhere in the ground to put them, they went in some pots, where I watched them grow and form onion heads.  Then I wondered what might … Continue reading

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Late for the dentist

This morning, I’d been loading the car with things to take to the tip, when I noticed some weeds and flowers which wanted removing from the front garden. Well, maybe they didn’t and it was simply social pressure. During the … Continue reading

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Courgette to the rescue 

August for me is similar to the last week of December. People are away or preoccupied, so essentially my daughter and I are left largely to amuse ourselves. Now, some families may feel this is ace. However, it is dull … Continue reading

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Perennial chard – A sequel

In 2015, I published a blog post entitled ‘Perennial chard’, which has had more hits than any other. Now, I don’t know why precisely people are searching this topic, except from the occasional search term suggesting they are curious to … Continue reading

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