Category Archives: Gardening

Apple harvest

Today an event took place that I’ve been waiting for since the autumn of 2010. We’d been to an open day at our local organic farm, where I was introduced to R V Rogers nursery near York, which happened to have it’s … Continue reading

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So much red in September

At last, the wadding has found a new home (cf. Waiting for a Freegler, which I posted last week), so that has been one achievement for the day. The other is actually more an achievement for the month. Normally, whether the … Continue reading

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The great nutrient collapse

For a couple of years now, I’ve been getting a daily email from a company called Pocket with news articles from around the world. Or rather news which might be other than political and may not be mainstream views. Thus, … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Freegler

A couple of years ago, I broke down our sofa (donated by a neighbour) to make way for a piano. I tried to salvage as much as I could for repurposing, including the wadding, which I imagined using for cushions. … Continue reading

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Heuchera gone

I felt quite sad when I looked at the heuchera in the compost bin this afternoon. It’s a healthy plant and would have kept on growing to fill the whole of the front garden, if I’d let it. I’d originally … Continue reading

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Two for the price of one

Over the past few days, I’ve been monitoring the female butternut squash flower which had finally appeared on the vine. I was hopeful it had been fertilised and as it is still there, I assume it has. However, behind the … Continue reading

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At last: butternut squash!

After a successful trip into town and a siesta, I felt the impetus to get my new secateurs out and prune the tomato plants some more. Had I not done so, I would eventually have found a fruit on the … Continue reading

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