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What a glorious autumn

We’re having a ridiculously warm and dry autumn, with temperatures steadily in the mid-20sC. Normally we would have frosty mornings, but the …

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How easily I am distracted

When I woke to the most beautiful autumn sunrise this morning I decided I’d give the potager a good clear out. I …

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My my, how the garden has grown

Idly scrolling through old photos  on this soggy October day, I realised just how far the garden has come since we bought …

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September, at last

As I write we have just had a huge rainstorm. Our tanks are overflowing and the garden has perked up no end. …

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And in the meantime……

I’ve been away from the garden and the blog for some months now, during which time my mum died, I got married …

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Brighten up those salads

Now that the clocks have sprung forward I’m looking forward to sitting outside enjoying summer salads. I love using edible flowers to brighten …

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Right, this’ll fox ’em

In my ongoing battle with the wasps I’m going to try this thing. It claims to “create a large wasp-free zone without …

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Ready in a jiffy

My pal Colleen brought me a present. It was a bag of Jiffy Coco pellets. They are for growing seeds in and …

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Wet, wet, wet

“Water does not resist. Water flows … it goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against …

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Spring blossom

At the moment we have an abundance of blossom on the peach, apricot & almond trees. But the real highlight of the …

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A smack on the lips….

…..from a kiwi, to mark the start of the warmer weather. Today was glorious. A day to tempt you to work in …

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Salads here we come

I absolutely love this time of year. The greenhouse is beginning to heat up, new shoots are appearing throughout the garden, there …

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Is it any wonder…

…that I was afraid to go into the greenhouse towards the end of last summer? I’m allergic to wasp stings and terrified …

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I love this man

Dan Pearson is my favourite living gardener. Just make a cup of tea/coffee and watch this video. Dan talks about his early life …