Category Archives: raised bed

Round the garden in 80 days #69

It’s been a while since I wrote a post! Life has been chugging along but there was nothing particularly salient in the garden to comment on. One apple tree lost its blossom on a gusty day but the others are … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #65

I finally made it to a garden centre for dahlia tubers. In my mind, I had wanted the cactus variety but in the event I was taken by others, which I will no doubt report on in due course. The … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #39

I’d had grand plans for today but hadn’t factored in the rain. However, after I’d been out to collect a brush on a retractable pole from a fellow Freegler on the other side of the village I decided to do … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #38

On the way out to collect this next week’s victuals, I noticed a pigeon feasting on cotoneaster berries across the road. It was oblivious to me, although I didn’t want to chance it being scared off by me getting out … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #35

On Monday, I ended up being very busy after piling half the contents of the dalek compost bin onto the new raised bed but I made further progress this morning. Overnight, I remembered I had more sheep’s fleece, this time … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #34

Yesterday, on a whim, I took a Hebridean sheep’s fleece which had been hanging around the house too long to the Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild meeting to see if anyone wanted it. No one did but it appeased my … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #32

Hurray! After what seems like an interminable amount of time, the new raised bed is finally underway. First, I had to remove some final plants: lemon balm, which has now gone in the pan to make cordial: chives, which have … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #31

It was decidedly lugubrious outside today. Nonetheless, I stuck to my target of lopping the top of the crab apple tree. I had had a thought about taking the tree out completely. I planted it below the graft, so it … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #30

Yesterday’s planned work in the garden got shelved as I checked my emails, saw there was a talk on rewilding later in the morning, and that was the end of the time I had available. However, today I managed to … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #4

Are you confused by the seasons because I certainly am? The garden is winding down but one of the rhubarb crowns seems still to be going strong. The rhubarb shown in the pot by the pond was a baby I … Continue reading

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