Tag Archives: Horticulture

Wordless Wednesday – Wings of Life

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Choosing Chillies – A Russian Roulette

I’ve been sowing chilli seeds this week and inevitably dreaming of long, sunny days and fresh food, picked straight from the garden. I have to admit that although I grow chillies every year, I am a bit of a wimp … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Hard wardrobe decisions

… Do my thumbs look big in these?

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Snowdrops and muddy knees

Now that the snowdrops are definitely showing in our garden, I thought that it was time to search online for other, more extensive, displays that we could visit. It seems as if this weekend (11-12th Feb) is the favourite time … Continue reading

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Structural Integrity – It’s there in black and white

I like to leave seed heads on the plants in the borders as long as I can, partly for the wildlife and partly because I find the bare bones fascinating. Since it turned cold and windy though, we’ve had to … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Entanglement Theory

The garden is currently a soggy mess of collapsing, tangled stems and leaves. (I WILL get out there this week to clear the stage for the snowdrops and crocuses to shine in the front garden.) However, with a sparkling new … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – All that remains

 

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Wordless Wednesday – The Litter Collector

Why leaves change colour in autumn explained by a BBC weatherman

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In a Vase on Monday – Beans

I’ve been picking drying beans for the last few days and shucking them to store as they get nice and crunchy. It’s a therapeutic task for a while, but then gets tedious, so I do them in batches. I love … Continue reading

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Bringing the (unusual) harvest home

What a strange year it has been in the vegetable garden. I’ve been harvesting crops fairly steadily all summer, but not what I expected. I had to change things around to adapt to  challenging conditions. The vegetables have had to … Continue reading

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