Tag Archives: bokashi

Accepting the inevitable

It would be an exaggeration to say that my morning has been blighted by what I saw when I opened the dining room windows this morning. I wasn’t chuffed, though. It seems the rats don’t like pickled chillis, bay leaves … Continue reading

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No longer longing for rosemary

Last year, I was hopeful that the rosemary I had sown would grow. And indeed it has but it needs to be moved from its current location, which is where the pond is going to be. So, now it is … Continue reading

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Preparing the ground for a hazel

The start of a two and a half week break came yesterday evening. I’ve been longing for this moment, not so much because I need a break but because I’m itching to get on with so many jobs. I won’t … Continue reading

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Melting the concrete

The unrelenting hot, sunny weather, coupled with the dearth of rain, means that it is going to be hard to plant out the remaining squash and sweetcorn. I’ve managed to clear the ground needed by pouring the contents of the … Continue reading

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Rhubarb in curry and a new pot

My take-home this time after a weekend with my parents was an exceedingly large pot for the garden. There isn’t currently a proper resting place for it, so it’s had to go next to the newest apple tree but I … Continue reading

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Bye bye bills!

Before anyone thinks I have gone off-grid (no, not yet!), I still have bills, although I was pleased that the gas was less this winter than last (because of the new French doors?). Yesterday, I dug a trench for bokashi … Continue reading

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On the buses

Having bought a week-long bus ticket last Saturday, I’ve used it today to get to both my Knit and Natter group and my local organic farm, so I feel as though I’ve had a bit of an adventure. (NB I … Continue reading

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