Category Archives: Gardening

Cucumber as big as the sweetcorn

I decided it was time to investigate one of the sweetcorn cobs. Was it ready or not? In the same patch, there was also a cucumber which I felt was ready to pick, even though it was very small. But … Continue reading

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Sweetcorn vs. Jerusalem artichokes

I’ve already decided the Jerusalem artichokes need to be moved to a pot after this growing season. This space is going to have a hazel tree in it. However, there is another very good reason for the move: not only … Continue reading

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Isn’t it ironic?

Last night, I had a two-hour blast of painting the new fence but had to stop because of the light faded. So, this afternoon, I nipped out to finish the panel I’d given up on yesterday. Rain had been forecast … Continue reading

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One panel at a time

My neighbour approached me about painting the new fence between us. I liked the colour as it was but see that it would be better to preserve the wood. Besides, the shed also needs a paint – it smelled too … Continue reading

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A red tomato in August?

The tomato plant in the first hugel pot I made this spring has been struggling a bit, losing its leaves and generally not growing as lushly as it might. Perhaps the reason for this is because it has been putting … Continue reading

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Getting rid of the ground elder

After a day of marking at home, I did need some exercise to get me to sleep, although my evening in the garden was totally unplanned. With the soil newly softened from last weekend’s rain, it seemed an excellent opportunity … Continue reading

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A previously untouched corner

When I moved into my property in 2009, the back garden was awash with crocosmia. In most spots, I’ve managed to get them out but there are the occasional patches of resistance. One such is at the back of the … Continue reading

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