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Seen on holiday …..

Just a mention of a few things I noticed whilst having a short camping break this weekend. Firstly, I know it must take a lot of effort to keep camping grounds in order and many sites work hard to landscape with trees, … Continue reading

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Winter Harvest

It is 28 January (2013) and there are still a few small fingers of ice on the lawn, the remnants of the frozen carpet that had been in place for nine days.  The photo below was taken some time during … Continue reading

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Collecting as much food as I can from the garden (2)

Since resolving to maximise the food output of the garden (within the limits of the space currently available) I have realised there are quite a few aspects to consider: I cannot expect all the food from the garden to look like it … Continue reading

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Collecting as much food as I can from the garden

I now have a good selection of perennial vegetables growing happily and healthily in polycultures. Whilst I may well continue to experiment with more varieties I also want to focus on seeing how productive the perennials can be. Throughout this year … Continue reading

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Where are the frosts?

We are having spectacular sunny autumn weather.  When I drive home from work the surrounding Shropshire countryside is outstandingly beautiful with silhouettes of trees outlined against the pale golden glow of the late afternoon sun.  This time last year the roads … Continue reading

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Signs of new life in the veggie patch after December’s icy grip

After what the weather folk say is the harshest December since records began a hundred years ago it is no surprise that some of my prized plants are dead.  I have begun the plans to counter the damage with fresh … Continue reading

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