Category Archives: forest garden

Round the garden in 80 days #61

Spring is in the air. I felt it for the first time yesterday as I left the house to pick up our weekly provisions. The hellebores have been out for a while but the crocuses have also made an appearance … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #60

I had naïvely thought that if I left my spinners, weavers and dyers meeting early yesterday, I could get home to do a spot of work in the garden. Instead, I left early, as around lunchtime it had started to … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #58

Yay! It looks like the new rhubarb is the winner of this year’s ‘competition’ to see which plant emerges first. The front garden had some contenders but they were just too slow. I noticed the rhubarb leaf poking through the … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #57

Friday morning was surprisingly sunny, so I took the secateurs and cut down the raspberry canes. I had been deliberating their removal but there has been and will continue to be enough of that elsewhere in the garden. I had … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #55

On Saturday, I managed to speak to a doctor about my lack of sleep and tiredness over a long period of time and then had to rush down to the surgery for blood tests. As I was putting my jumper … Continue reading

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Round the world in 80 days #52

On a day when temperatures didn’t go above freezing, it would have been great to get the step ladders out and prune the higher branches on the Reinette Orléans. However, it wasn’t to be as today was also the monthly … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #50

I hadn’t expected the sun to cone out today. We’d taken a short trip out to collect our raw milk, stopping off en route at a local garden centre to see if any of their food range was in the … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #48

I love being on holiday when it’s a normal workday. In this case, it meant that today I could peruse the wares at IKEA without having to navigate through throngs of people. My New Year’s resolution is to finally make … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #43

In the summer, there was a good crop of red currants. I had an idea that these would make an adequate substitute for cranberry sauce at Christmastime, so a few days ago they came out of the freezer and became … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #40

It’s that time of year again when the holly at the bottom of the back garden gets its festive trim. I can’t believe how much the tree has grown since I discovered it. Originally, there had been a fence at … Continue reading

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