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Where have the April showers gone?

It was supposed to have rained today…. but nothing happened, except a cold wind. In fact, it hasn’t rained for at least two weeks and the ground is bone dry. Certainly, not great when you want to get seeds in … Continue reading

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At last, the bay tree finds a home

When I bought my bay tree three years ago, it was not much more than a seedling. Once put into a larger pot it grew well, but was clearly restricted by the pot. Nonetheless, it has already supplied me with … Continue reading

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Not deja vu!

The other day I noticed a couple of seedlings coming through where I had sown lavender. Could have been lavender, could have been a random seedling.    Today there were four and I doubt very much there would be that … Continue reading

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Work on the herb garden: fourth hugel bed

A couple of years ago, whilst digging a trench in the back garden, I found a crisp packet dating from when the house was built. Then on the allotment, also whilst digging, there was a plastic bag deep in the … Continue reading

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The last day in August 2015

If memory serves me correctly, this time last year I wrote a similarly titled post about the garden on the approach to autumn. The main difference, apart from more wrinkles (me) and being an inch taller (my daughter), is that … Continue reading

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And to go with the potatoes…..

   Sometimes I wonder if I am cut out for gardening. After five years of attempting to grow my own, there are crops which take up more effort than I get back from them.  Yes, every year produces new challenges. … Continue reading

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Thinning out the carrots

Since going to the Leeds Permaculture Network social on Wednesday evening – or is it the upturn in the weather? – I have felt inspired to do more and more in the garden. Thus, as dusk descended I decided it … 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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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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