Category Archives: soil management

Round the garden in 80 days #66

When I moved a purple sprouting broccoli bush from one location to another last autumn, it had been more wishful thinking than expectation that motivated me. However, I am pleased to report that fully grown PSB plants are amenable to … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #54

Now, you are possibly wondering what the following photo is all about? It’s soil, I hear you reply! And yes it is but, even though the shot doesn’t show it very well, it looks like a pile of worm casts. … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #51

Fortunately, the local electrics shop was able to save the kitchen radio. The lead had come loose from the plug over Christmas and I’d been unsure whether a replacement lead and plug could be found. Little did I know that … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #49

I’ve just watered the compost with a pint of milk…. It is a shame to have mixed up the milk bottles in the fridge and used the newest first but such situations were what galvanised me to compost my food … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #47

Another small job was ticked off the list this lunchtime: the new rhubarb crown moved from its pot to a place in the ground. The crown reminded me of an octopus in shape, though I doubt it is quite as … 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 #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 #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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Round the garden in 80 days #27

‘Don’t make perfection the enemy of the good’ is a phrase I have recently become acquainted with. It seems an excellent way of keeping expectations in proportion with reality. So, how is this phrase relevant today? Yesterday, in #26 I … Continue reading

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