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Eaten

There isn’t much to report on the garden front at the moment. We are eating tomatoes and the first runner beans are nearly ready.  On the other hand, the courgettes, cucumber and butternut squash are struggling. Nice therefore that we … Continue reading

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Coulis not jam!

I feel a bit silly after misreading a recipe for blackberry and apple jam: 1800 ml of water instead of 180. My instinct had told me there was something wrong there but after an hour of trying to get to … Continue reading

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The sunflower braves the elements 

It couldn’t have been a worse day for getting jobs done in the garden. However, the pressure of time meant they had to get done regardless. Especially as I had a bolting cauliflower to make use of as well as … Continue reading

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A leg up!

Work has really got in the way of the garden this week. I need to keep the chard and buckwheat under control, partly so they don’t reseed themselves and partly so they don’t take water from surrounding plants. However, a … Continue reading

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Ah! The cabbage white butterfly

Oh no! Looks like my late summer crop of turnips is going to come to nothing, judging by the little left behind by the cabbage white butterflies. As it is too late to plant anything else in place of the … Continue reading

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Reshuffling the brassicas

Last night, I decided to harvest the rest of the garlic. I had already dug some up and been disappointed by the results. Now, I was now impatient to make some changes to the garden. Another job already done was … Continue reading

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Blame it on the couch grass!

Whilst out in the garden this evening, I decided to start digging part of the ground where the lawn used to be – in readiness for the tomatoes to go in sometime next month. In the process, I noticed couch … Continue reading

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