Category Archives: Permaculture

Knickers in a twist*

This afternoon, I went past a police video van at just over the speed limit (I think). Upshot – kicking myself in case it was operating and I was indeed going too fast. The antidote to the spike in anxiety … Continue reading

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If only nasturtiums were tomatoes…

In my eagerness to get as many tomatoes as possible I left them in the ground too long. I kept what I thought were healthy fruit but after only a few days they have become a watery, white-furred mess. So, … Continue reading

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Coming down

The garden is opening up now. Not only have most of the tomato plants been taken out, but the Jerusalem artichokes have mostly been chopped down and today I did likewise with the runner beans. If the beans hadn’t blown … Continue reading

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Snails get everywhere

When my Orleans Reinette (dessert apple tree) was still but a maiden, a very large snail decided to clumb up the trunk. So, I put a copper band round the truck and didn’t see any more snails, even though the … Continue reading

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The third time is better

When I sowed my kale last summer, I never expected it to show any perennial tendencies. I cut the tops off the stems and left the roots in the ground, so that they could rot in situ. My rationale was … Continue reading

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Mayhem outside

Last week was taken up with sorting out mayhem inside. Today, with a dry carpet, it was time to tackle what the wind was doing outside. Now, this may be the tail end of what’s been happening on the other … Continue reading

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Chop and mop

Things have been a bit hectic over the last few days. Not only have I been at work after two weeks off but I managed to flood the downstairs of my house on Monday morning, whilst disconnecting the washing machine, … Continue reading

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