Category Archives: Vegetables

Wordless Wednesday – Ah, the forgotten, saved Oca from last year!

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Six on Saturday – All Change

28/12/2019 So, this is the last Six-on-Saturday for 2019. Many thanks to Jonathon, The Propagator, for hosting such a fun and inclusive meme throughout the year. Here are my six today: 1) Mahonia – Borrowed glory OK, this is in … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Good news, bad news

16/11/2019 It’s been wet and whilst we’ve not had it nearly so bad as Wales and the Midlands, outside jobs this week have been severely curtailed. I’ve been distracted in any case by a new car with, what seems like, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Summer’s Swansong

31/08/2019 We are in that time of abundance in the year where there’s still plenty to harvest, pick and admire, but there are also overtones of completion and change. As a former astronomer I hold with summer stretching on till … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – All about my plot

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Six on Saturday – The vagaries of mail order and spring weather

27/04/2019 Wooh, one day shorts, the next duffle coats! And this wind today looks to be pretty much the end for all that lovely snowy blossom bedecking the apple, pear and cherry trees in the garden. Plants are certainly having … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Day-Glo ‘Greens’

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Wordless Wednesday – Achochas: Echoes of the Incas

Sources: Book – The Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation Seeds – 3 different Achocha varieties are available from The Real Seed Catalogue  

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Lost in the plot @RHSHydeHall

Last week we visited Hyde Hall in Essex. Hyde Hall is one of the RHS‘s flagship gardens, but it is in fact a relatively new creation. As recently as 1950 it was just a windswept farm on a bare hilltop. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Wild Hybrid Creation

I love it when this happens … Tragopogon pratensis (Goat’s-Beard) x Tragopogon porrifolius (Salsify) -> T. x mirabilis + Mixed in a field = > The Tragopogon x mirabilis hybrid is fairly rare in southern England and is not generally … Continue reading

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