Category Archives: herbs

First day of the month (Greening up)

The other day we had sleet/hailstones which dampened the garden a little. In spite of the lack of rain (I’ve just heard on the news that we’ve had less than half the usual rainfall for this time of year), the … Continue reading

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Borage is back

Last year, I sowed borage seeds in the front garden to fill a space – a large space. The borage, with self-seeded phacelia, then took over and smothered quite a few other plants. Thankfully, they survived and have grown more … Continue reading

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Eyes bigger than my belly

One thing that I didn’t mention about my trip to Clumber Park, a National Trust property in Nottinghamshire, on Sunday is that I ended up buying butternut squash seeds. I’d already purchased some earlier in the year (from a different … Continue reading

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Wild garlic at last!

You’d think I had a particular love of pollarding willow in the rain, based on my blog posts over this weekend! Well, I have no qualms about gardening in the rain, and I certainly got less wet today than I … Continue reading

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Springing upĀ 

What with going away last weekend and it still being too dark when I get home from work, not an awful lot of gardening has got done recently.  However, my curiosity has been piqued by the appearance of bulbs underneath … Continue reading

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Herbs here

It took me a long time to decide what to order from the Kings seed catalogue. Like at least a month.  I had to be very disciplined and say no to stuff that I know will struggle in my garden … Continue reading

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Parsley

I’d been thinking there was little to do in the garden right now, but I did manage an unplanned hour outside yesterday. This included doing some weeding. Nothing too spectacular there until I got to the hugel bed with the … Continue reading

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