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Surprise apples

I thought that my four apple trees (two Discovery and two Russet) had failed me for the third year in a row. Although they always have blossom, the high winds in Spring and the large number of chaffinch and bullfinches … Continue reading

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It’s just my busy time of year – or one of them

We now have two expeditions finished, and have suddenly realised that our own walking holiday is just around the corner… well not literally, it’s in Devon and we’re in Scotland, but time wise? It’s a bit closer than I realised. … Continue reading

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lacuna

Noun An unfilled space or interval; a gap A missing portion in a book or manuscript How to recap the last three weeks? The weather finally got a bit warmer – apart from last Monday, when we had hailstones the … Continue reading

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I do love my pink stretchy gardening gloves

It continues to be a little parky, but the sun was shining and I am still on holiday – and lets face it, the gardening isn’t going to go away just because the wind is from the East and the … Continue reading

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the growing season is short enough here without having to wait for it to stop snowing as well

I have given up hope that I can get across the snow-covered flood-plain that is my garden any time soon. The greenhouse might as well be in the middle of a swamp – with alligators and yetis, and we brought … Continue reading

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smug

There are tomatoes and chillies and courgettes in my greenhouse – I love it, everything is fresh, new and green. I don’t even mind that I have to water them daily, that the tomatoes are going to need tied up … Continue reading

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I can still see the greenhouse and it’s twenty past nine

I have so much more energy at this time of year when the days really start stretching out, or maybe it’s just all those holidays that we’ve had recently! While it is still daylight I’m less likely to just slump … Continue reading

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Thyme, Rosemary, Coriander, Chives, Fennel, Parsley and Sage

It was really boring at work today, all I had left to do was yet more reclassifying, so it was good to get home while the sun was still shining and get out into the garden. I’ve decided not to … Continue reading

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We didn’t need another shop selling chintzy piggybanks and birthday cards

There’s a new garden centre not very far from here – there are in fact a lot of garden centres around here, but I’m never averse to trying out a new one. And I need to replace most of my … Continue reading

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There are still strawberries on my strawberry plants…

Autumn part II Today Handsome tackled the job of covering the veggie beds in weed resistant black stuff, and I cleared out the greenhouse. I brought my fledgling avocado plant indoors in the (probably vain) hope that it might survive … Continue reading

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