Category Archives: Social

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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Trusses submerged 

Today, we managed two walled gardens: a second look in at the one in Helmsley, followed by one at Beningbrough on the way home. At both I sighed to see ginormous squash. Still, it gave me hope that I would … Continue reading

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Over the moors and back again

I’ve just finished reading an article in which George Monbiot is interviewed about his view of the moors as managed at the moment. Unfortunately, the moors are not that easy to photograph, so here is a verbal description: there are … Continue reading

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Courgette to the rescue 

August for me is similar to the last week of December. People are away or preoccupied, so essentially my daughter and I are left largely to amuse ourselves. Now, some families may feel this is ace. However, it is dull … Continue reading

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Momentum from cycling

Last time we went to Clumber Park, off the A1, I noticed that you could hire bikes and, as we don’t currently have any of our own, this seemed an appealing way to spend a summer afternoon. It was certainly … Continue reading

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Wales and the West Midlands

I am about to attempt a condensed version of the last seven days, as promised last night in my post about the garden upon coming home. To be honest, camping isn’t my ideal way to spend a holiday – a … Continue reading

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