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Yellow

Well, it looks like autumn is unfolding. A change in the atmosphere, somehow like winter but warm (maybe because last winter it was warm).  I can’t quite pull the plug on the cucumbers but have been putting bigger cloche on … Continue reading

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While the pumpkin grew…

Having got free tickets for the cinema, we had a lovely trip into town yesterday, which is how we came across the following: The latest addition to Leeds transformation, this isn’t real grass and is presumably only here for the … Continue reading

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The will to live

This morning, when I opened the curtains, I got quite a surprise. The pumpkin flower pictured above is on a plant which had been buried under mangetout plants which refused to stay on their supports. It had also been crowded … Continue reading

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Repurposing the repurposed

Officially, the last day for frost risk is 22 degrees Celsius in Leeds. Not sure if it is the same where I am but since the night time temperatures are predicted to be about 10 degrees over the next few … Continue reading

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Not potatoes this time

There’s saving stuff for a purpose and there’s hoarding. In 2010, I bought the potato kit featured below and long after the potatoes have been eaten I’ve still got the tub they came in. Even the growbags have been used … Continue reading

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Lemon balm?

After taking in the biggest pumpkin the other day, I decided its little cousin needed to be in as well.    Then I pulled the plants up and put them in the compost heap. But what was this? Another pumpkin … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (This year’s Jack-o’-lantern)

  

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