Category Archives: Gardening

Another project – a slightly raised bed

You might wonder why I’ve embarked on another project when the pond is as yet waiting upon completion. Well, this new project ties into the whole because I need to do something with the soil mountain which has piled up … Continue reading

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Better a get a move on – it’s spring!

Since the marigolds in the front garden have decided to keep flowering, I decided that the remaining tulip bulbs should go in a pot. The whole of the front really needs a sort out but I stuck to some weeding … Continue reading

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A reason to love the rain

I hadn’t expected to do any digging this afternoon but after the Knit and Natter Christmas lunch, it seemed a good time to get the spade out. The upshot is that I’ve now dug down to about 30 cm in … Continue reading

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Not just any old puddle

Yesterday, it was mayhem at work because of a fire in one of our generators, leading to a power outage which shut all the buildings I was trying to use. So, there was nothing to do but come home – … Continue reading

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Soilscapes

I’ve been dipping into the latest GROW Observatory online course, which is ostensibly about the results of their monoculture vs polyculture experiment this summer. I wasn’t able to take part due to lack of growing space but it is interesting, … Continue reading

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Down to the subsoil

After procrastinating – well, waiting for the rain to stop – I finally got down to making a hole for the pond. As you can see, it’s not terribly deep. In fact, it is less than a spade in depth. … Continue reading

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Accepting the inevitable

It would be an exaggeration to say that my morning has been blighted by what I saw when I opened the dining room windows this morning. I wasn’t chuffed, though. It seems the rats don’t like pickled chillis, bay leaves … Continue reading

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