Tag Archives: garlic

Different kinds of mulch

Yesterday, I reported on the pine mulch round the rhubarb. Today, the post is about a less successful kind of mulch: homemade compost. When I moved the compost bin from the patch where I planted this year’s garlic, I left … Continue reading

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The birds love the mulch

When I recently moved the compost bin and planted garlic in the space where it had been, there was a thick layer of mulch left behind. Since this is one part of the garden which has so far received very … Continue reading

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They look like mini sprouts!

It was a bright and sunny Sunday, so I got into the garden to plant both the garlic and the garlic bulbils. Or rather, I did so after biting the bullet and taking out the nasturtiums which have been merrily … Continue reading

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Knickers in a twist*

This afternoon, I went past a police video van at just over the speed limit (I think). Upshot – kicking myself in case it was operating and I was indeed going too fast. The antidote to the spike in anxiety … Continue reading

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The first day of the month (Spring is here)

Some might say that spring has arrived, with it being the first of March. If so, it is a decidedly cold start to the season but I have seen full-blown daffodils out – and nearly stopped my car to take … Continue reading

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First of November (garden opening up)

As with the previous monthly comparison, I am surprised that at the beginning of November the garden is still looking so green and full. That said, there is less height now that the majority of the Jerusalem artichoke stems have … Continue reading

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The lone garlic bulb

With the day being a bit steamy, I decided to wait until it was almost dusk to tackle the spot where one of the tomato plants is to go. There were brambles and bluebells to dig out, so I got … Continue reading

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Squeezing in the garlic

This year’s garlic is to be Marco. I’ve planted one clove’s worth where there is space (which has not been planted with garlic for four years, if ever). But what to do with the rest?    I managed to find … Continue reading

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The biggest garlic bulb ever….

to come out of my garden! There might be advantages to clay soil, but growing fabulous root vegetables isn’t listed as one of them. The heaviness of the growing medium means they have too much to push against when forming … Continue reading

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Aerial view of the garden Feb 2015

Last time I took an aerial shot of the back garden it was in the summer and so there was a lot of greenery. Not so now, on this frosty, albeit sunny, morning as we head towards spring. My hope … Continue reading

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