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All I wanted was a Christmas tree

   Today on day 8 of the PDC we were at LILAC (low impact living, affordable, community). It was great to have a change of venue and learn (more) about how to improve the carbon footprint of housing. Notwithstanding, the … Continue reading

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Work on the herb garden: fourth hugel bed

A couple of years ago, whilst digging a trench in the back garden, I found a crisp packet dating from when the house was built. Then on the allotment, also whilst digging, there was a plastic bag deep in the … Continue reading

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A new path

Work in the garden took a maximum of half an hour this morning. And was effortless after the digging I did yesterday. Originally, there was a path on the right hand side of the garden which was… useless. It was … Continue reading

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Heuchera on the move

Since 1) discovering the concept of a forest garden and 2) changing my front lawn into a garden proper, I have been looking forward to this day. In only one and a half years, the heuchera near the apple tree … Continue reading

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The nearest I’ll get to double digging

Darkness stopped me in my tracks last night. I had wanted to plant some cauliflower seedlings, so gone out with my hoe to spruce the soil up a little. Only the soil was compacted and there was no chance of … 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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A clandestine activity

I had been hoping my next door neighbour would be out this morning – because I had a plan.          But what’s so wrong in that? Certainly, my neighbour was intrigued. So, I explained to her that I … Continue reading

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