Category Archives: Days out

I am not alone!

This morning when I woke up, there was a birthday surprise behind the curtains. One daylily seed had germinated, before sometime last autumn and now there is another – at last. Anyway, there are various jobs I could have been … Continue reading

Posted in Days out, edible flowers | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Composting Champions

The weekend started with the shocking news that one of my colleagues had died on Wednesday evening. She was only young with a daughter my own daughter’s age, so there is a great deal of sorrow in my heart at … Continue reading

Posted in Days out, soil management | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

A wood without paths

One thing that needs sorting out in my garden is the paths. The root cause of my knee problem could be the amount of twisting as I navigate across bricks and ill-places paving stones to hang the washing out and … Continue reading

Posted in Days out, forest garden, Wildlife | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Raspberries in December

After an hour’s digging this morning, it was time to hit the sales in Leeds. Well, to get a new kettle, to be precise. This gave me the opportunity to have a wander through the sustainability garden at work, which … Continue reading

Posted in Days out, Gardening, Wildlife | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Boxing Day home and away

This Christmas, the weather seems to have been particularly gloomy but I was determined to make the best of it. Thus, the first item on my list was to have a look round Rufford Park in Nottinghamshire. I think we … Continue reading

Posted in Days out, Gardening | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

My very own red-veined sorrel

Earlier in the year at Old Sleningford Farm when we were tidying up the paths round the raised beds, there was red-veined sorrel, some of which I brought home to try. I’d expected it to be bitter but in fact … Continue reading

Posted in Days out, Permaculture | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Not Alone

Women’s Aid have a new fundraising campaign: a T-shirt or tote bag with the slogan ‘NOT ALONE Women’s Aid’ on the front. I would like to do more to help Women’s Aid but so far I have been unable to … Continue reading

Posted in Days out | Tagged , , | 18 Comments