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Wordless Wednesday – Field Beans in the Borders?

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Wordless Wednesday – Linseed: One of the prettiest crops

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Will you go a-wassailing?

Do you want to ‘wake up’ some apple trees, so that you get a brilliant crop this year? Then you need to go a-wassailing and tonight is the night to do it. Twelfth Night, the evening of 5th January, is … Continue reading

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Beanz Meanz …… a winter of hearty stews, casseroles and chilli

This year’s bean crop has been of mixed success. Some of the varieties I tried stopped growing at two leaves (e.g. Cherokee Trail of Tears and Cobra). I thought that something might have eaten them and I waited for side … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Walnuts ….

If you are lucky enough to have a walnut* tree in your garden or, perhaps even better, if you know someone who has a walnut tree in their garden (they are pretty large trees after all), now is the time … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – 29/07/2015 – Summertime, an’ the livin’ is easy

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Bumbling towards summer

Yesterday I was planting out some of the flowers and vegetables bursting from their modules in the greenhouse. So I was head down in the borders and beds for much of the day. There was a lot of humming going … Continue reading

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