Tag Archives: courgettes

This year’s unproductive patch

I’m going to be doing a lot of moving backwards and forwards over the next few months in order to wiggle everything into the garden. So, this evening I made space for the stones and other paraphernalia on my patio … Continue reading

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Whittling and old tights

It was wonderful weather for the workday at Old Sleningford Farm where we go once a month. I took one of my friends and I hope she enjoyed it as much as we did. One of the jobs my daughter … Continue reading

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Courgette to the rescue 

August for me is similar to the last week of December. People are away or preoccupied, so essentially my daughter and I are left largely to amuse ourselves. Now, some families may feel this is ace. However, it is dull … Continue reading

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Is it a courgette plant

Whilst picking peas, I noticed a seeming volunteer plant in the same bed. Last year, none of the courgette seeds sown germinated. Neither in the soil nor pots. I therefore thought the seeds must have been too old. However, one … Continue reading

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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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Lupin update

I’m so amazed by the progress the lupins are making, I couldn’t resist sharing their growth with you.    I don’t have a large amount of space on my windowsills, so it is particularly good news that these are so … Continue reading

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Hot feet

I can’t remember when I sowed radish seeds, except that one lot were a few weeks before the next. So you would have thought the ones which had been growing longer would be bigger, right? Well, this is not the … Continue reading

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In the greenhouse borders

From not having a greenhouse (functioning) to having a greenhouse that is almost full has happened very quickly.  Outside it is cold (for June) and very dry, made worse by bouts of wind (you can read that any way you … Continue reading

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A rare Tuesday in the garden

Today has been the last day of a five-day weekend for me and, although I am a little sad that it is almost over, I am ever so pleased that things are moving along in a positive direction in the … Continue reading

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Oh dear, we’re flowering!

Yes, it is almost June and we haven’t had a frost since…. weeks. But you never know with British weather. And this year has been decidedly odd, anyway. So, the courgettes are eager to get out of their pots and … Continue reading

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