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Round the garden in 80 days #66

When I moved a purple sprouting broccoli bush from one location to another last autumn, it had been more wishful thinking than expectation that motivated me. However, I am pleased to report that fully grown PSB plants are amenable to … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #30

Yesterday’s planned work in the garden got shelved as I checked my emails, saw there was a talk on rewilding later in the morning, and that was the end of the time I had available. However, today I managed to … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #28

As seems to be the norm, Tuesdays aren’t one when I can get out in the garden, so today’s update is an observation rather than an account of work done. As you may recall, if you’ve been following this series … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #22

I remembered too late that I hadn’t written an entry for the Round the garden series yesterday. I think it was being ecstatic at finding a way to get the heating to work in the evening. (Every year, the heating … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #1

I haven’t blogged much this year. If you are a regular reader, you’ll have realised this, but it is worth stating because I have come up with a plan to get typing again. Or tapping, as I will be writing … Continue reading

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Yep, it’s broccoli

Over the last year (nearly), I have watched the progress of the two types of broccoli growing in the garden. One is annual purple sprouting broccoli, the other perennial Nine-Star Broccoli. Bar the fact that the perennial had had to … Continue reading

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Not going to make it

The cold snap may be on the wane. Unfortunately, this might be too late for the purple sprouting broccoli. With it being a tad warmer today, I got the secateurs out and pruned the final apple tree as well as … Continue reading

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Nine-star broccoli

It’s a few years since I was introduced to The Backyard Larder. This is a specialist nursery which sells perennial vegetables. I get the impression that business has been booming since lockdown, which is undoubtedly one of the plus sides … Continue reading

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A scattering of buckwheat

During the heatwave last week, the purple sprouting broccoli seedlings in the shed got forgotten. Just for a day. They were cooped up without fresh air and water, so when I finally remembered them, they were more than a little … Continue reading

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Got them all out

Last year, there was one tomato plant. It was quite prolific – but I’m hoping for better this year, having found space dotted around the garden for seven plants in all. The last of them was planted out yesterday, having … Continue reading

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