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A visible herb garden

I was truly fed up of the poppies in the herb garden and just waiting for enough room in the compost bin to dispose of them. Then I got a pattern for a crocheted bag off a friend and yesterday … Continue reading

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Not deep enough

This evening, when I checked in the raised bed I made the other day, I noticed what I suspected might happen (but which I optimistically hoped wouldn’t). Namely, an animal had been digging. I know what the attraction was: the … Continue reading

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My first raised bed

This morning was one of those times when I was so glad of my garden to take away internal anguish. A chance question by a friend’s mum left me in a state of disarray last night – but fortunately, I … Continue reading

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The rise and fall of the leaf

First, the current success: The lettuce are doing well at the moment. As with the onions, I have been deliberating over the necessity of a cloche. In a few nights the night time temperatures are expected to drop to three … Continue reading

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The sunflower braves the elements 

It couldn’t have been a worse day for getting jobs done in the garden. However, the pressure of time meant they had to get done regardless. Especially as I had a bolting cauliflower to make use of as well as … Continue reading

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All the greens I could have ever wished for

After three summers, I finally decided the chard I had been growing as an experiment to see if it could be perennial had to go. I’d chopped it down and some wonderful leaves grew in the spring. Then it bolted, … Continue reading

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One tomato plant has had its day!

Last autumn, a tomato seedling appeared in a pot on my windowsill. No idea how it got there but, out of curiosity, I decided to let it grow to see what happened. The upshot was an occasional cherry tomato in … Continue reading

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Forgot about the lettuce

Yesterday, the kids were all out after school and I joined them on my bike for a while. Interesting how you see things differently when you’re a bit higher and not doing the activity with a particular objective in mind. … Continue reading

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Next phase in the front garden

It’s the start of ten days off work and I want my time to be as productive as possible. So what better way to procrastine over jobs in the house than to get into the garden! The phacelia and other … Continue reading

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After London

We’ve just had three lovely days in London with an old school friend and her family. Apart from admiring the communal garden she shares with her neighbours, there were no horticultural activities but I was intrigued to see how my … Continue reading

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