Category Archives: forest garden

Hackfall

I don’t always read my emails. There are so many that the majority reach the bin before they are opened. Then occasionally there is one which I’m glad I took the trouble to look at. One such the other day … Continue reading

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The closest I’ve been

I got a surprise this morning when I got in the car to go and collect my provisions from the local organic farm. She’d been sitting there while I’d been doing my usual inspection of the front garden as I … Continue reading

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Let the glut commence

As always, I wait with bated breath as we approach June. Will there be a decent strawberry crop and when will it start? The first few strawberries are eaten before they are fully ripe. Just in case a bird should … Continue reading

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Only three!

If you have apple trees, how are they bearing up this year? As you may already have read, the apple tree at the back of the garden, the oldest, didn’t produce any blossom this year. Ironically, the codling month traps … Continue reading

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Baby rhubarb

I can’t believe it is a month ago since I last volunteered at my local organic farm. And here I was once again, this time first potting up basil seedlings, followed by rhubarb transplants. I’d always wondered why the farm … Continue reading

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Having a rest this year?

Normally, the apple tree at the back of the garden is full of blossom before the leaves appear. Not this year! The leaves have started to unfurl but there isn’t one flower on the tree. The crab apple, on the … Continue reading

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Taking a bath

I finally managed to find my phone in time to make a video of a pigeon having a bath in the pond. Unfortunately, I can’t get it to work in a blog post, so here is a picture of two … Continue reading

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My apple trees are safe

Just after lockdown, I realised I hadn’t got round to buying any refills for the pheromone trap. Damn! Last year, they were excellent at stopping the codling moth, with very few apples being affected. I’m not sure that the situation … Continue reading

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The missing woodland

Last spring, my daughter and I tried to find some woodland on the other side of our village. We thought we’d found it but I was a little disappointed by its apparent size. Moving forward to this weekend, I had … Continue reading

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Regeneration

After work yesterday, I decided to take some exercise. Tuesdays generally follow a different routine as it is the evening my daughter has her piano lesson. Now, the lesson takes place through zoom which saves me a lot of time … Continue reading

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