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Keep up the hope

Yesterday, whilst sorting out the ground for the penultimate tomato plant, I noticed a cauliflower head appearing in the plant that I’d left in the (vain) hope that after a year of growing and having its energy zapped by the … Continue reading

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Big leaves and appropriate flowers

Today, I pulled another couple of tomato plants. Now, only the ones in pots remain. Whether or not the pots have anything to do with it, all the rest seemed to be on the road to blight, and the tomato … Continue reading

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Brassica bed

Over the last few days, I’ve been clearing a section of garden of blackberry regrowth and roots. I was a little optimistic last autumn, when I took the blackberry bush out of its original location without taking up all the … Continue reading

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Tender and Hardy

While there has been some excess water (ie rain), I have taken advantage of something to dampen the soil inside the greenhouse to put a final plant in there.    The pepper plants had been somewhat tardy in their development, … Continue reading

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Disappointments and delights

Really, I don’t think the fact that the new greenhouse cover has already torn should come as a surprise, but when I got home this evening and noticed the damage I was disappointment, nonetheless. It was also a disappointment that, … Continue reading

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Just like Christmas!

Yesterday evening, I was feeling a bit despondent about the lack of things to blog about in the garden. If only it were lighter, warmer, I could get out more and at least see what was going on…. I has … Continue reading

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Losses and gains

One of my friends told me today that she is moving back to Germany. That is only one of many who seem to have left the country recently 😦 On the immediate home front there have also been loses. The … Continue reading

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The cauliflower that survived the winter

This is a photo of the cauliflower I noticed in my garden yesterday. After three attempts at sowing seeds last spring-summer, I was able to plant at least ten seedlings by last autumn. Now, clearly at least one of them … Continue reading

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Gardening starts in earnest for 2013

Today, we made it to one of my favourite garden centres for some seeds. I had hoped to obtain okra as well as aubergine but I think I will need to try somewhere a little more specialist for the former. … Continue reading

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Tomatoes in January

Last autumn, when I picked the fruit off the tomato plant in my room, I noticed new flowers forming. Out of curiosity therefore I decided to keep the plant on the windowsill, water it occasionally and see what happened. The … Continue reading

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