Tag Archives: mulching

Gardening fest

My daughter is on an extended sleepover at a friend’s house, which gives me ample time to focus on the latest MOOC I am doing. However, I need to take regular breaks in order to process all the information. Which … Continue reading

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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 crowning glory

Today has apparently been the hottest day in April for 70 years. Irrespective of statistics, it has certainly felt more like high summer than the rainy season. In fact, my soil is now bone dry. Never mind, the compost heap … Continue reading

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Christmas decorations

Instead of going to my Knit and Natter group yesterday, it was a trip to the dentist’s, which afforded me the opportunity to drop in on a friend who lives nearby. She has been most generous in passing the ash … Continue reading

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Dampness no barrier

I recently reported that the phacelia seeds I’d been storing in the shed were damp and I’d therefore been concerned that they would fail to germinate. However, this week has been warmer and I’ve seen the first stirrings in the … Continue reading

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The novelty of working at three degrees

It was so cold today, the secateurs were like ice cubes in my hands. Likewise, it was not comfortable holding the spade. However, I was pleased to get a few small jobs out of the way in the garden this … Continue reading

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Perennial chard – A sequel

In 2015, I published a blog post entitled ‘Perennial chard’, which has had more hits than any other. Now, I don’t know why precisely people are searching this topic, except from the occasional search term suggesting they are curious to … Continue reading

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