Tag Archives: rhubarb

Drooping rhubarb

This afternoon, I received an email from Bedford Fields, a forest garden just north of Leeds city centre, about what’s happening there. One thing for sure is that it hasn’t been raining. Funny to think that in all the time … Continue reading

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The rain keeps running away

On Tuesday, there was an horrific multiple pile-up on the M62, which had major repercussions for getting home that evening. So, I eventually got off the standstill bus and ran to the train station. I got even more exercise by … Continue reading

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A welly update

You may remember that at the end of last year, I added my old genuine rubber wellington boots to the compost heap? Rubber being a natural substance, it seemed the most fitting place for them to go. Moving forward to … Continue reading

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Rhubarb in curry and a new pot

My take-home this time after a weekend with my parents was an exceedingly large pot for the garden. There isn’t currently a proper resting place for it, so it’s had to go next to the newest apple tree but I … Continue reading

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Supermarket parsley

Last night, my daughter was playing steel pans at a music festival, so I had a lovely evening out – a beautiful drive along the A660, which provides one of the most amazing views in the whole of the country, … Continue reading

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The crowning glory

Today has apparently been the hottest day in April for 70 years. Irrespective of statistics, it has certainly felt more like high summer than the rainy season. In fact, my soil is now bone dry. Never mind, the compost heap … Continue reading

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The Angel Shades Caterpillar

Today, the last of the current batch of bokashi solids went in the ground. It has gone round the rhubarb crown, in the hope that the roots will grow into the compost. Whilst outside, I saw a caterpillar in the … Continue reading

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