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A surprise harvest

Most of the time, food comes in from the garden in dribs and drabs. I pick what I need for that meal and leave the rest till it’s wanted. However, as I’m determined to avoid the dreaded blight this year, … Continue reading

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Preparing the ground for a hazel

The start of a two and a half week break came yesterday evening. I’ve been longing for this moment, not so much because I need a break but because I’m itching to get on with so many jobs. I won’t … Continue reading

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Starting on the garden makeover

Since the fence between my neighbour and I went up on Saturday, I’ve been able to evaluate in context the way I would like my garden to go. It already feels more like a garden, being more enclosed, although a … Continue reading

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Centre for Alternative Technology

On Sunday, we drove down to the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. It wasn’t the most straightforward for journeys due to accidents and queues of traffic but I was pleased to have some energy to look round before retiring … Continue reading

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Ground elder

The warmer weather seems to have galvanised me into working (willingly) in the garden again. Thus, yesterday the first of the bean poles went up and then I wandered round my budding mini forest. It certainly does feel increasingly like … Continue reading

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The holly and the hawthorn

When I moved into my property in 2009, there was a hawthorn hedge at the back of the garden. Being a native species and it being important for ecological reasons to have trees on our properties, I can see why … Continue reading

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The currants can breathe now

One of the jobs on my garden list has been to remove the strawberry plants growing too close to the red and black currants. These strawberry plants seem to have been sucking the life out of the mint, so they … Continue reading

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