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Masses of mashua and plenty to spare

Further to my post on 7 January 2016 I have had a chance at last to dig up some of the mashua harvest – this is the haul from what was either one or two plants.  The tubers were all … Continue reading

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the garden going it alone …..

It has been a while since I posted regular updates on this blog –  I have been poorly for some months, but am on the mend now.  It has also meant that I have not been able to spend much … Continue reading

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Mashua in flower

How lovely is this! What a sight for a damp and windy November afternoon on a Welsh hillside! It was windy and the flowers kept moving about so this one’s a bit out of focus, but I was so glad to … Continue reading

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Summer in the garden

After my post a few weeks ago about a lack of bees, there are more about in both gardens than there were.  The Borderland garden is now absolutely buzzing with both bees and other insects.  The Telford garden has less, but … Continue reading

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Evaluating 2013 in the Telford garden

Our house in Telford went up for sale in the late spring of 2013.  As yet it has not sold but the year began with the clear possibility in mind that we may not see the growing season out in … Continue reading

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Delights in the Mid Winter Garden

I would contend that a garden of edible perennials must be one of the few to yield delights in the cold and often bleak mid winter months.  I have left a number of root vegetables in the ground over the … Continue reading

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Comparing microclimates

I have two gardens in very different locations and they are not behaving as I had expected in respect of responses to the oncoming winter.  The first is a suburban garden and is about 500 feet above sea level.  The second … Continue reading

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