Tag Archives: blackcurrant

Enjoying a summer’s day

It is 16th July and the sun has come out after a dull morning. I would have liked rain as it has been incredibly dry for this part of the world, but despite that most plants are doing well (and … Continue reading

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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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The Wild Edges of the Garden

I am reading Glennie Kindred’s book “Letting in the Wild Edges” http://permanentpublications.co.uk/port/letting-in-the-wild-edges-by-glennie-kindred and had it in mind this morning when I was out in the wild edges of my (Telford) garden. For one reason and another I have not had much time … Continue reading

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Layers of fruity delights

Birds are notoriously fond of soft fruit and many gardeners take the precaution of growing blackcurrants and raspberries etc under netting or in fruit cages.  A few years ago I planted two blackcurrant bushes in the combined shade of a … Continue reading

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Creating a new polyculture bed

This summer I have become more convinced that depth of soil is a super important factor in determining how well plants grow.  This is mainly due to observation of plants in deeper beds performing better than those in shallower soil.  I … Continue reading

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