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Beautiful rain

After a long, hot, dry, sunny spell, we’re now having a period of showers – the sort of light, warm rain you don’t even mind too much getting wet in.  The garden is loving it: parsnip seedlings and young pea shoots are emerging from the ground; the broad beans are …

Sunny weather

What a gorgeous weekend! Now that enough of the scaffolding and rubble have been removed that we can actually access the back garden, I have sown broad beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and basil; dug over most of the bed which will eventually contain parsnips and carrots; and helped Robin clear …

I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth

We’d been planning to go out somewhere at the weekend, but the weather forecast was looking unhopeful, so we decided against it. I went out in the morning to do some gardening: I mowed the lawn and did a bit of weeding, and checked the seedlings. The tomatoes are now …

Garden news

This weekend I plan to buy some compost and start sowing this year’s vegetable seeds (if I have time). We’re trying to cut down on the variety this year in favour of productivity (while still retaining taste), so we will grow the following, our most favourite vegetables that can actually …

Tooth! and strawberry tea, and other things

This has turned out to be a bit of a long catchup post, as it’s so long since I’ve posted. As you can see, we’ve been kept quite busy! Yesterday Faith awoke at 4:45am and wouldn’t go back to sleep until 6:30, by which time she had her first tooth! …

Bats!

So my tomatoes haven’t done at all well. I sowed them, all five varieties, two of each, in February, and when they hadn’t come up by the end of March I sowed them all again. One solitary Green Zebra has appeared. So on Sunday when we took Robin’s parents to …

New gardener

We seem to have a volunteer to help with the weeding: The weed in question was one of those dandelion-like weeds with a shallow root, tall, brittle stem and slightly prickly leaves (don’t know its name). I’m surprised it ate it – was it just really hungry or does the …

New year, new seeds!

My order from the seed catalogue arrived yesterday. I’m getting quite excited at the thought of gardening again, even though it’s too dark and stormy and wet to do any at the moment. (Some friends whose neighbour has a horse have promised me some manure, which will do wonders.) I’ve …

I took the week off work to concentrate on my dissertation. Unfortunately, I’ve spent the first three days of it ill; I’ve done some work but not nearly as much as I’d hoped to. The garden is spewing out produce; does anyone want a courgette or some runner beans? Or …

More garden

We were both feeling a lot better this weekend, and got out into the garden. Now I’m feeling very stiff after all that weeding. Sadly, despite the net, the pigeons have got at the brassicae. It looks like they landed on it and forced it to the ground and then …


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