Category Archives: forest garden

Out with the neem spray

It’s that time of the year where I can do an hour’s work in the garden after work. So, now the wind has abated, I rushed out to direct sow some broad beans. Then I turned my attention to the … Continue reading

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A burst of blue

Okay, I exaggerate slightly but the glory-of-the-snow and anemones were a delight to my eyes this evening. Especially as it is the end of term and I was held up in traffic after a lorry was engulfed in flames on … Continue reading

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I’ve already got some of these!

The weather this weekend has hardly been springlike and conducive to gardening, so just as well I was away. However, on the way home, I stopped off at Belton garden centre to see if they had any pheromone traps to … Continue reading

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A reason to come home early

Normally, after I’ve visited my parents, I like to fit in a cultural visit somewhere en route home. Not today though, as I was on a mission to plant the new trees. I’d underestimated how long it would take me … Continue reading

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Three little trees

I had my two hazel trees and the yew* sent to my parents’, not being sure how big they would be and therefore how inconvenient it might be for my neighbours to accept delivery. In the event, I needn’t have … Continue reading

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All because of four beans

I’m doing a little experiment: four broad bean seeds have been planted straight into the raised bed. Will they germinate? Who knows – but with a large packet of seeds, there is nothing to lose by finding out. As it … Continue reading

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The last hugelbed

With a new bokashi bin ready and a spring-like day, there has been no better opportunity to enjoy some time in the garden. Another of those long-awaited days arrived this morning, when I could put my back into the next … Continue reading

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