Monthly Archives: July 2018

A previously untouched corner

When I moved into my property in 2009, the back garden was awash with crocosmia. In most spots, I’ve managed to get them out but there are the occasional patches of resistance. One such is at the back of the … Continue reading

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What did I say about containers?*

There is a garden near us which is currently open to the public for the National Garden Scheme, so it would have been a shame to have missed a visit. The owners have an amazing amount of space – one … Continue reading

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A day of many things

On Thursday, after five years on a waiting list, my daughter was finally offered a place at a gymnastics club. This meant that with the car out over lunch time we went on to St Aidan’s Nature Reserve between Swillington … Continue reading

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At last, it’s happened!

Of course, the heavens opened just as we arrived into our station yesterday evening. Since then, there have been short bursts of heavy rain, which have so far only touched the surface of the soil. However, I think I will … Continue reading

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Autumn in summer

The June drop is happening in more ways than one. Apples tend to fall (here) in July rather than June, so I shouldn’t be too perturbed that I’ve got a fridge full of windfalls. More concerning is the leaf fall. … Continue reading

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Plantain and soil

I know already that my soil is low on nutrients and organic matter. I know already the effects this is having on my attempts to grow food. I know how frustrated I am in my attempts to grow the soil … Continue reading

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Heat hiatus

It has actually cooled down over the last day or so but the hiatus meant in the title of this post is the difficulty our temperatures and lack of precipitation are posing for gardening activities. In other words, not a … Continue reading

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