Monthly Archives: July 2019

Bread bread bread

With my daughter at her gymnastics club all day and me with a weekly bus ticket, I decided to investigate The Real Junk Food Project Kindness Warehouse in Wakefield. Having got some interesting food from the Fuel for Schools Project … Continue reading

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A flowery corner

For what seems like years now, I’ve despaired over the productivity in the area just beyond the pond. And this year it looks like it could be not only a food basket but be a feast of flowers. Aside from … Continue reading

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Browning ferns

It seems the ferns by the pond are suffering: You can’t see the brown leaves terribly well from the angle of the above photo but there are a few. No doubt the heat this last week will have caused them … Continue reading

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New toys

I’m glad I’ve been on annual leave over the last few days, whilst we’ve had a short heatwave in Britain. I’m also glad to have picked up a new spade and a fork from my dad, as he does a … Continue reading

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First crop from the raised bed

The compost bin has been working like the clappers and made enough space for the broad bean haulms to go in it. And not before time, as the tomato plant which has been living in the shed desperately needed to … Continue reading

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Poor pond

Since temperatures heated up towards the end of last month, the water level has gone down and down. I was actually concerned that the pond liner may have received a puncture but I think it must be too soon after … Continue reading

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Community garden to the rescue

In comparison with last year, the strawberry crop of 2019 has been splendid. We now have jam, jam and more jam and lots of happy people have been gifted a punnet or two. Still, we are down to the last … Continue reading

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A visible herb garden

I was truly fed up of the poppies in the herb garden and just waiting for enough room in the compost bin to dispose of them. Then I got a pattern for a crocheted bag off a friend and yesterday … Continue reading

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Nearly ants in my pants

As it started to spit with rain this evening, I suddenly remembered that I had planned to take out the almost finished compost from the bottom of the bin and transfer it to the finishing off bin. I’d like to … Continue reading

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Copper tape and fleece

The three day lilies that I germinated from seed have been doing very well in their pots in the shed. I wanted to get them in the ground over the summer, though, so that they could establish themselves before winter. … Continue reading

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