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A better view

In spite of the continued April showers – yes, it is May – and the cool temperatures, after an impromptu afternoon snooze I galvanised myself into action. Here is the overall result, seen from the patio: And again from the … Continue reading

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Broccoli: first crop of 2013

Today, I have picked the first food from my garden – bar the beautiful but decidedly tasteless chillies at the beginning of the month. The broccoli, when I last looked, consisted of a few meagre florets. However, over the past … Continue reading

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Autumn

Autumn hasn’t historically been the best time of year for me but this year promises to be different. That includes the garden… Even though the nights are drawing in, I’ve still being doing jobs early in the morning and then … 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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Free gym workout!

No wonder I’ve put off doing any more work on the ex-lawn: digging is hard work! Earlier in the year, I sowed some crimson clover as a green manure and now that it has flowered, so we’ve had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Après le déluge!

The water on top of the soil has gone, the sky is blue (though there are some ominous black clouds up there, too) and the sun is mostly shining and quite hot, though now in the late afternoon a slight … Continue reading

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Straddling two seasons

In spite of buying super duper new net cloches the other day, I decided to start a new batch of cauliflowers off in the house as I don’t think they appreciate being raised in the ground. The nets look like … Continue reading

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