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Winter move over

You could be forgiven for thinking the title of this post was a lament at the sudden change in the weather from hot and sunny to cold and drizzly. Well, cold it is but the rain is more of a … Continue reading

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Parasites of various kinds

Today, we went to a lovely talk on birds at the University of York, which was part of York Festival of Ideas. This festival takes place over two weeks in June every year and has lots of interesting talks and … Continue reading

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First day of the month (winter into spring)

Last month, the garden seemed somewhat empty, although certainly not as empty as it used to be in March. It’s hard to believe that I’ve had the shed for over a month already. And it’s as hard to believe that … Continue reading

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A change in the sun

I had been determined to build the eighth hugel bed today in order to proceed with my growing plans. However, I am also full of cold and woke up feeling decidedly ropey.  Then I saw that not only was the … Continue reading

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January greens

Just a short post before I rush off to work…  Thought it was about time I did an update on the broad beans, which are doing very nicely, if in a battered kind of way. They have withstood frost and … Continue reading

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First day of the month – and year!

Yes, there is a difference between the start of December and the start of January in the garden. More broad beans have sprouted, more garlic bulbils have sprouted, chard and rocket have been cut down (the latter didn’t last as … Continue reading

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The soil reveals

Whilst making up an order with a seed company for next year’s garden delights, I remembered that I had meant to sow some more broad beans before it’s too late. Well, it might not be too late, anyway, because they … Continue reading

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