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For double measure

BBC Gardeners Question Time had the desired effect this afternoon. In spite of cool temperatures (and a smattering of snow on the ground), I got my coat and shoes on for a quick spot of gardening. Nothing too onerous: taking … Continue reading

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Peppers left out in the cold

Whilst at Old Sleningford Farm on Sunday, the talk had turned to nettles, and the use thereof. Which prompted me to make a batch of nettle cordial yesterday (to start making it, as it will take a week in all). … Continue reading

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Another pepper mystery

I got a chilli pepper plant off my dad. It came from seeds I gave him for his birthday. However, there seemed to be two different varieties in the pack, so I’m not sure what these are.    The chillies … Continue reading

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The chilli muncher?

The other day, when I took the ripened chilli peppers off the vine by my back door to dry them, there was one unripened. So, I left it and sure enough it quickly turned red. But it also had a … Continue reading

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Chilli peppers brighten the winter days

Yesterday, when I got home from my winter travels I was delighted to see my new chilli pepper plant had developed quite a few fruit. And the fruit were turning a beautiful red, like berries in a winter garden. I … Continue reading

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Summer equinox

It is still too cold for the time of year but the sun came out yesterday afternoon and the same has happened today. This is vastly different from the forecast and I really felt today that summer was finally here. … Continue reading

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