Monthly Archives: November 2018

Rosemary trumps strawberries

After the rosemary had to come indoors on Wednesday evening in order to shelter from the storm (which wasn’t really more than a bit blowy where we are), it needed to get outside as soon as possible. Thus, having woken … Continue reading

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Not iced coffee this time

Last night, Storm Diana blew my prized rosemary out of its pot, so the beleaguered plant is now getting hot in the kitchen. It is one of those plants which seems to suffer indoors (well, so do I, so I … Continue reading

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Underneath the flagstones

Today, I’ve prepared the ground for the next apple tree (Scrumptious), which all being well will go in the ground at the beginning of January. With the garden being so narrow, it will be a bit of a squeeze but … Continue reading

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Garlic then day lilies

I’m pretty amazed by the recent developments at the back of the garden, where I had been battling with ground elder. When I checked yesterday to see what might be growing, there were shoots but only those I wanted: garlic. … Continue reading

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Never too much soil

I’m now keeping my fingers crossed that the rat which has conveniently turned my compost heap doesn’t take a fancy to the bed I have constructed by the back door. Last year, the ill-fated hugel bed I built about this … Continue reading

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Whilst the nasturtiums chug along

It looks like HS2 could soon be chugging along in place of ancient woodland in my village. Last night, I picked up a wadge of pamphlets and booklets at the last HS2 consultation. Speaking to representatives of the SOWHAT campaign, … Continue reading

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Ready for the weekend

Over the last few days, I’ve been preparing the stretch on the patio which was being used as a repository for miscellaneous objects looking for a better home. Thus, I moved the aforementioned in order to get the ball rolling … Continue reading

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