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After London

We’ve just had three lovely days in London with an old school friend and her family. Apart from admiring the communal garden she shares with her neighbours, there were no horticultural activities but I was intrigued to see how my … Continue reading

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How much water does a compost heap need?

The question in the title is rhetorical! I realise it would be impossible to answer, there would be so many conditions and caveats. Suffice to say, my compost heap is very thirsty. After a week of blazing sun and temperatures … Continue reading

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The month of chard (and other leaves)

    Over the last week or so my garden has changed shape… the broad beans and onions – and the potatoes which had grown by chance in the same patch of ground – came out and last weekend the … Continue reading

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Now you see me, now you don’t!

Seven o’clock this morning: one or two ripe strawberries ready to eat. Two hours later, there were none. Or rather the birds had been eating them, so instead of feeding me, apart from the birds, the compost bin got the … Continue reading

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Potting up

Moving onto the next phase of the spring rush: today I started potting up the tomato seedlings. That makes two plants which all being well will produce a fine crop of tomatoes in the autumn. Tomorrow I hope to do … 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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Second time lucky (beetroot)

I couldn’t face karate this evening – the sun was too good to miss. And it was an opportunity to plant some more beetroot. I originally planted some in March, as the book said I could. However, there is just … Continue reading

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