Tag Archives: mulching

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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Herb garden soil improvementĀ 

Until a year ago, the soil in my now herb garden had never been cultivated (apart from one sowing of clover as green manure). It is compacted and originally I had thought it was clay because it is so hard. … Continue reading

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This year’s applesĀ 

Each time I count how many apples there are on my tree it comes out at a different number. However, if we say there are up to forty that means it is nearly four-fold more than last year. It has … Continue reading

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First day of the month (Full circle)

On the first of July last year, I decided to document the change in the back garden over the months. Now, I have reached the same point in the year again and here is the comparison: Clearly, the structure of … Continue reading

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The birds and Brexit

It’s been a sad day for me (I’m talking on an emotional level rather than a political one). I have no idea what Brexit holds but I feel part of me has been wiped away with Theresa May’s letter to … Continue reading

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You want cider with your grass?

In an attempt to keep my daughter off the iPad and/or WhatsApp on my phone all day, I try to do something meaningful with her both outside and inside each day. Thus, yesterday’s outside venue was the pit head just … Continue reading

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Glory-of-the-snow

Originally, this post was going to be about mulching the blueberries with coffee grounds    but after being out and about, I noticed the crab apple tree coming to life. Underneath it is a flower, whose name I didn’t know … Continue reading

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