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Saving the sand

After last night’s work, clearing ground to enable me to do some shifting around in the garden, I kept the momentum up this afternoon by doing the next phase of landscaping. Namely, preparing the ground for the dogwood Cornus kesselringii … Continue reading

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A red tomato in August?

The tomato plant in the first hugel pot I made this spring has been struggling a bit, losing its leaves and generally not growing as lushly as it might. Perhaps the reason for this is because it has been putting … Continue reading

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The difference a fence makes

At last, the day has arrived when I came home to a new fence down the east side of my back garden. The photo makes it look a bit wonky, which in fact it isn’t. However, my neighbour herself is … Continue reading

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The parts the dew don’t reach

Having commented last night that the garden looked remarkable green, in spite of the lack of rainfall, tonight I’ve noticed that one particular plant is starting to suffer. Just look at the leaves on this currant bush (not sure if … Continue reading

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Drooping rhubarb

This afternoon, I received an email from Bedford Fields, a forest garden just north of Leeds city centre, about what’s happening there. One thing for sure is that it hasn’t been raining. Funny to think that in all the time … 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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Peat-free compost

This morning, I did my first Pilates class in an attempt to strengthen my back muscles. So far, so good. I didn’t attempt to lift the bag of compost I bought later on too much, though. It took me long … Continue reading

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