Tag Archives: rhubarb

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 #58

Yay! It looks like the new rhubarb is the winner of this year’s ‘competition’ to see which plant emerges first. The front garden had some contenders but they were just too slow. I noticed the rhubarb leaf poking through the … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #47

Another small job was ticked off the list this lunchtime: the new rhubarb crown moved from its pot to a place in the ground. The crown reminded me of an octopus in shape, though I doubt it is quite as … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #35

On Monday, I ended up being very busy after piling half the contents of the dalek compost bin onto the new raised bed but I made further progress this morning. Overnight, I remembered I had more sheep’s fleece, this time … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #4

Are you confused by the seasons because I certainly am? The garden is winding down but one of the rhubarb crowns seems still to be going strong. The rhubarb shown in the pot by the pond was a baby I … Continue reading

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Rats like raw onions

Now, I’m sure you are already aware that it can be dangerous and counter-productive to generalise from a single incident. The fact is that the generalised title had a better ring to it. Shame! Anyway, while the rat has been … Continue reading

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It wasn’t me!

Well, the start of another working week commences but first I took a short trip round the garden and now I have a curious event to report. The phone camera doesn’t do the best job of close-ups, so what you … Continue reading

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Baby rhubarb

I can’t believe it is a month ago since I last volunteered at my local organic farm. And here I was once again, this time first potting up basil seedlings, followed by rhubarb transplants. I’d always wondered why the farm … Continue reading

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The first good feed in years

Ever since we’d started going to Red Lodge Farm near Wakefield for our raw milk, we’d pass a stables which offered ‘Free Manure’. The first time, I lodged it in the back of my mind for future reference; and thereafter … Continue reading

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An unexpected jelly

Yesterday evening I got the inspiration to use up some rhubarb which had been lurking in the fridge from reading a blogpost by Reclaiming Paradise with a rhubarb cake recipe. Now, this recipe called for the rhubarb to be stewed … Continue reading

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