Category Archives: Gardening

Yorkshire Stone

It doesn’t look like the fence on the left side of my garden is going to go up any time soon but I have been making plans for such an eventuality. There’s no point in continuing with the business as … Continue reading

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Wind damage

There have been worse gales than the one we had on Thursday. In fact, the wind wasn’t that strong really. It was just strong and my garden didn’t like it. I am sure the tomato plants will recover. The flowers … Continue reading

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Nutrition and ground cover

I had originally been going to write a post about the colour red, having seen the beautiful blooms on my rose this year. Last year, there were hardly any flowers, so it was a little disappointing. There are also the … Continue reading

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Drooping rhubarb

This afternoon, I received an email from Bedford Fields, a forest garden just north of Leeds city centre, about what’s happening there. One thing for sure is that it hasn’t been raining. Funny to think that in all the time … Continue reading

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The rain keeps running away

On Tuesday, there was an horrific multiple pile-up on the M62, which had major repercussions for getting home that evening. So, I eventually got off the standstill bus and ran to the train station. I got even more exercise by … Continue reading

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A welly update

You may remember that at the end of last year, I added my old genuine rubber wellington boots to the compost heap? Rubber being a natural substance, it seemed the most fitting place for them to go. Moving forward to … Continue reading

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Caraway and other flowers

I’ve been watching the caraway I sowed last summer as it’s grown from the soil after disappearing over the winter. Now it’s bloomed, so I’m assured in as far as a gardener can be of a crop of seeds this … Continue reading

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