Tag Archives: self-seeding

The self-seeders have to go

Having said yesterday morning that I wasn’t going to be outside with a space, what did I do in the hour before it got dark? This year, my garden has been dominated by self-seeders, in part because of the seed … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of rocket

In 2014, I dug up the two rocket bushes in the back garden as I wanted the space for other things. It was a sad moment but, in truth, I needn’t have fretted because it found its way back onto … Continue reading

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One tomato plant has had its day!

Last autumn, a tomato seedling appeared in a pot on my windowsill. No idea how it got there but, out of curiosity, I decided to let it grow to see what happened. The upshot was an occasional cherry tomato in … 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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Self-seed City

I’m starting to see how land returns to nature. I am cultivating but, without chemicals and continuous digging, there are some interesting goings-on in the back garden. Last night, I took down the last of the phacelia, so that I … Continue reading

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