Tag Archives: Cucumbers

Parasites of various kinds

Today, we went to a lovely talk on birds at the University of York, which was part of York Festival of Ideas. This festival takes place over two weeks in June every year and has lots of interesting talks and … Continue reading

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Still standing

The other night, I was able to get out after work before it got dark and plant out three more pak choi. Hopefully, they will thrive after having plenty of time indoors to get biggish – and used to a … Continue reading

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Questions for Wednesday

Hunting down a carpet cleaner this afternoon was a bit stressful. However, there was antidote by way of clearing away the latest batch of phacelia from the front garden. This definitely work. Besides, when next I set to deadheading the … Continue reading

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Mid-summer crops and flowers

Now the strawberries have more or less come to an end and I’ve pulled much of the chard up, I had been wondering if there would be a lull in garden production. Then I noticed the first cucumber of this … Continue reading

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We need to be outside, too!

My dad once said to me that a difficulty he had always found was one crop not being ready to come out before another needed to go on. This year, I know in particular what he means. For example, the … Continue reading

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Big as well as bountiful

I can’t believe that it is nearly October and my crops are still growing. Bigger as well as bountiful.       Okay, there aren’t as many tomatoes as last year – a lesson learnt: tomatoes prefer being in the ground … Continue reading

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Autumn clear-up commences

Many summer crops are still pumping out the crops but the rocket had run amok and after flowering the leaves were no longer of any substance. So, it was time to get the choppers out and cut the bush by … Continue reading

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Small surprises

Last night, too late to take a picture, I noticed something in the undergrowth.    I had naively planted two cucumber plants in the spot where the blackberry bush used to be. Then, inspite of repeated attempts to pull up … Continue reading

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Taking advantage of soft soil

   After last night’s short blast of rain, I woke to sunshine this morning, so thought I had better get into the garden quick. I had planned to plant out some of the cucumbers in the latest hugel bed as … Continue reading

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And I missed Woman’s Hour!

My normal Friday routine is to slob around until Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4. But today the sun inspired me to go straight into the garden and sort out the cucumber seedlings, which seem too robust to be called … Continue reading

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