Tag Archives: Pumpkin

Taking advantage of soft soil

   After last night’s short blast of rain, I woke to sunshine this morning, so thought I had better get into the garden quick. I had planned to plant out some of the cucumbers in the latest hugel bed as … 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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Filling up the shelves

I felt in a bad mood when I got home from work this evening. And the best thing I could do was get my gardening gloves on and sort out more seedlings.    On Saturday, I had placed the newly … Continue reading

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Halloween 2014

Until about 5 o’ clock this evening, you could have been mistaken for wondering if it was actually the last day of October. It was sunny and 19°C – and my washing dried on the line in a couple of … Continue reading

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The £3 pumpkin

Over the summer I wrote a post about the costs and savings of growing your own and came to the conclusion that in financial terms alone, even with a garden my size, it was definitely worth doing. To add credence … Continue reading

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Third round phacelia

As this is only the first time I have had flowers in my garden at this time of year, I assumed that they didn’t appear at the end of September (in a Northern country in the Northern hemisphere). However, clearly … Continue reading

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Powdery mildew

When I opened the curtains this morning, I noticed grey spots on the leaves of my pumpkins. It looked just like I had splattered grey paint over the garden. Turns out that this is powdery mildew, so I am now … Continue reading

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The August hunger gap

I thought it was just me with a dearth of home produce to consume at the moment. Well, that might be true as well. But on Friday at the local organic farm there was also a resounding lack of veg … Continue reading

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Pumpkin progress

Over the last few days, while the weather has been particularly fine and there has been little to do in the garden, apart from watering, I’ve been doing a spot of decorating. That hasn’t stopped me taking a peek at … Continue reading

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The pumpkin that looks like a marrow

The expected rain has come, though it is more of a solid patter than a storm. In any case, it has made walking round the garden, doing the plant inspection, very comfortable this morning. Aside from picking a handful of … Continue reading

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