Monthly Archives: January 2018

Blueberries or mint?

For weeks, I’ve been meaning to dig up the mint which has been swamping the blueberry bush. Now, I think the moment has past. After finally sowing the sweet cicely seeds (kept a few aside to sow separately in case … Continue reading

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An evening with Google!

How much do you like technology? When all goes well, I love being able to do so much with my phone. Not least, it is great to be able to blog without having to switch my laptop on. In fact, … Continue reading

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Rotting squash

When I picked the butternut squash last autumn, I left them in the shed to ripen and then simply because it was cool. It seemed cold enough to keep them until they were needed. As you can see from the … Continue reading

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Carbon capture and a robin

It is being said that this winter is quite mild. I’m not sure I agree. There seems to have been a lot more frost and day time temperatures seem lower than I’m used to. Not that I’m complaining. It’s great … Continue reading

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Evening primrose roots

Last autumn, I discovered that the roots of evening primrose can be eaten and are apparently like parsnips. So, today I finally got round to digging up last year’s plants, which I thought had died, in order to see what … Continue reading

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A new year, new month, new week, new day

This morning, we were at a youth hostel near Hexham. I enjoyed the few days away but as always I was happy to be coming home. Not least, I was eager to start 2018 by getting on with my to-do … Continue reading

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