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Nature’s way of ‘planting’

I tend to leave the edges of the garden away from the vegetable polycultures to do their own thing as far as is practical.  I have an ever increasing respect for nature knowing what is best and like to trust … Continue reading

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Introducing the “Hedgetable Patch”

I am currently transferring veggies from the Telford garden to the new garden and trying to find new homes for them has meant pushing the boundaries – literally – as I am using the hedge bank that borders the garden to … Continue reading

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Making light work of it!

Around this time of year everything in the garden starts to grow so fast you can nearly watch it moving upwards.  Everything green is surging towards the light and much of what grows fastest are things that gardeners traditionally do … Continue reading

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True spring onions

We all know what spring onions are – right?  These days they come year round in the shops and if you grow them in the garden they are probably ready to eat in the summer rather than spring.  For me … Continue reading

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Birdsong, January sunshine and bright green leaves

Well the sunshine may have been short lived (now turned to drizzle) but the birds are still in good voice outside.  I have just spent a very enjoyable hour in the garden planting out Jerusalem artichokes and Chinese artichokes (no … 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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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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Early Bounty

Wild garlic is now growing in profusion in the garden.  I have been harvesting small leaves for a couple of weeks but it seems that recent rain has brought on a growth spurt and large leaves abound.  I use it … Continue reading

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