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Plan B

As every gardener knows things don’t always work out as we plan.  Among the things I planned for this summer were: a selection of root vegetables from saved seeds scattered in one patch a selection of grains (quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat) … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Even though it has been unseasonably warm in the UK so far this winter, it is nevertheless a time of rest for the garden (and gardener), so it is lovely to look at pictures from earlier in the year and to … Continue reading

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Progress towards new planting areas……..

Last weekend Pat and I were in the garden extending the growing area.  She was removing lawn and I was using the removed turf, plus other organic materials to make new beds. It was absolutely fantastic being out in the … Continue reading

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With kindness and care

We are at the end of summer, heading in to autumn and it feels a bit in-between-ish in the garden today.  Too early to harvest my perennial root vegetables, too soon to do much tidying up (not that I ever … Continue reading

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Reviewing 2012

Yet again the weather over the past twelve months has been really challenging.  2011 was uncharacteristically dry and 2012 was unbelievably wet.  It is therefore really gratifying that in the main my perennial veggies have grown well and yielded more … Continue reading

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Using diverse crops to ensure a yield (2)

If my garden is not resilient it is nothing; and as the summer moves on this is becoming ever more apparent.  The garden may be small, but for the area it occupies it is productive and I hope to improve … Continue reading

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Using diverse crops to ensure a yield

This is turning out to be a very wet summer so far.  Of course this is not unusual for the UK, British weather is notoriously variable.  It is therefore equally certain that the performance of different crops will vary from … Continue reading

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