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Nettles for trees

An event is happening tomorrow which I dearly wish I could go to: The Tree Conference 2018, in Frome, Somerset. However, I’ve found out too late and it’s too far away. Still, it is good to know about these things. … Continue reading

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‘Sorry for the lack of vegetables…’

When I went to my local organic farm today, there was a note apologising for the fact that, due to lack of rain, there were no vegetables for sale. So, it’s not just me then! However, the shop-bought parsley I … Continue reading

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Native bluebells?

This morning, whilst picking nettles for soup and cordial in a lane (bridleway) just by my house, I noticed some bluebells. My first thought was one of dismay, that Spanish bluebells were everywhere. However, I’m not so sure they are … Continue reading

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Deadheading for Dad

Yesterday, my daughter and I helped my dad out round the garden by deadheading the daffodils and other spring flowers past their best. I’d never thought to deadhead daffodils and some of mine are doing decidedly badly, so I think … Continue reading

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Lardon Chase

After saying bye bye to our YHA at Streatley-on-Thames this morning, it seemed fitting to have a closer look at some woods we had discovered on Sunday. We didn’t have a lot of time to explore but at last I … Continue reading

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Perennials – wanted and unwanted

A few days ago, I thought about keeping the remaining outdoor chilli plant to see what happened. Well, between the wind and the rain and the cooler nighttime temperatures, it was starting to shrivel. So now I know! The good … Continue reading

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Nettles have the biggest roots

Now the evenings are drawing in, I need to get out into the garden sharpish to get work done. As it was, after work I was upset and so work didn’t start till after eight. There was still enough light … Continue reading

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