Tag Archives: Yacon

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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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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Plans and Priorities for 2014

My general aims for both gardens this year are: To increase the amount of produce from the perennial vegetables already under cultivation – essentially by having more plants. To extend the area under cultivation – in the Borderland garden. To … 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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Evaluating 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014 in the Borderland Garden

2013 gave me an wonderful opportunity to start a new garden in the Welsh / English borders.  There are already a series of posts about this venture, and there are links below to some of these.  At the start of … 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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The garden recovering from a setback

As time passes I am becoming more convinced that the (Telford) garden is becoming increasingly fertile and also more resilient and able to recover from setbacks.  Recently we had to have the fence renewed down one side of the garden … Continue reading

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