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Hidden garlic

Yesterday, I didn’t have time for any gardening exploits. It was snowing, anyway – that slushy kind, which is an uncomfortable nuisance. However, before we got on the train to go dancing, I did take a photo of the garlic … Continue reading

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Carbon capture and a robin

It is being said that this winter is quite mild. I’m not sure I agree. There seems to have been a lot more frost and day time temperatures seem lower than I’m used to. Not that I’m complaining. It’s great … Continue reading

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The Roman View?

Towards the end of the summer, I wrote a post about the North York Moors, which were once covered with trees but have been denuded by and for sheep. I don’t know much about the history of the landscape around … Continue reading

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A fitting name….

I used to live in a part of Leeds called Horsforth, which I now realise I didn’t explore in any great depth. Fortunately, I have a friend who still lives there, who yesterday showed us a part which was very … Continue reading

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Christmas has felt most peculiar this year. Perhaps it is because we had our big lunch with Granny and Granddad yesterday and in the same day I booked a cookery class for my birthday next year! In any case, my … Continue reading

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Which apple tree next?

Today was Apple Day at Helmsley Walled Garden. Last year at the Apple Day, we selected the apple we liked best for a new tree, which should be arriving some time this November. Now, we were on the quest for … Continue reading

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Another colleague happy

This week, I’ve taken advantage of the still light evenings after work to clear up the autumn garden. The nasturtiums continue to thrive, so I am leaving them for the bees to enjoy while they are still about. On the … Continue reading

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