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Almost did the splits

Following the snow and rain we’ve been having recently, I noticed that a hole where I’d removed a stake from the side of the apple tree was filling with water. On top of battering winds earlier in the year, the … Continue reading

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Twisting and rocking

We’ve just had another battering of wind this weekend – and Saturday night I ended up outside after midnight, hunting round for the compost bin lid. I also noticed that the net tunnel over one stretch of broad beans had … Continue reading

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Blame it on the washing

I didn’t get chance to do any gardening before I hung the washing out this morning and what I had planned (involving shovels of compost) could have resulted in the washing coming in rather more quickly! Thankfully, with it not … Continue reading

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The apple tree is ailing

Yesterday, my dad took a good look at my apple tree. I had been concerned that it was not growing the way it should (and not producing apples of either any size, quantity or quality). Then when I saw a … Continue reading

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Good job, ladybird!

I’m having a bit of a gardening spree today! Clearing up odd jobs, such as repotting okra and sowing cauliflower for overwintering…. Whilst taking a break just now, I noticed a sparrow hopping about the branches of the apple tree. … Continue reading

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First bowl of strawberries

The number of strawberries I picked at 7 o’clock this morning far exceeded my expectations! There were a few casualties – from the outside they looked ripe and tasty fruit but they were actually hollow shells – and I decided … Continue reading

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Blossom and bees

When the sun came out briefly yesterday morning, I took a photo of the apple tree which is blossoming for the first time this year. It is so exciting, waiting to see what happens – with every plant, in fact. … Continue reading

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Garden taking off

The garden is starting to come to life again after the winter months. We still have some purple sprouting broccoli from last year, which is slowly coming to an end. Apart from that, we are now waiting for beetroot, radishes … Continue reading

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Netting

What did people do in the past to keep birds and other creatures off their seedlings? It seems as though my cauliflowers and lettuces have grown overnight, since I put the netting up to protect them yesterday. Of course, it … Continue reading

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From seed to vegetable

In November 2009, half my back garden was bush and half was very out -of-condition lawn. Now, the bushes have been removed – I dug the last one up just before Christmas 2011 – and more than half the lawn … Continue reading

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