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Spring Onions

Spring OnionsIt’s March, and at last we’re off. The sky is a glorious blue and the garden is a mass of gold and purple crocuses, perfect food for hungry bees. At last I can get my teeth into some real gardening. No, wait, the sky is darkening and it’s … snowing. Back to the starting blocks […]

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A Cat in a Hat

A Cat in a HatIt’s a glorious, February day. The air is cold and clear and each breath feels like a gulp of icy water, the perfect weather for the job in hand. I am helping a neighbour to prune a row of young apple trees, a job to be done while they are dormant, before the sap rises […]

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Money saving tip

A lot of the shops and seed catalogues are selling bags to grow potatoes etc. in on your patio. If you want to save yourself a few pennies use supermarket bags for life! Pop some drainage holes in the bottom and Bobs your uncle. If you don’t want to advertise your local supermarket then just […]

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First Household

OMG!! I don’t believe it, I have actually gone and got a household!! I had a message from a friend in the village that their lodger wanted to learn how to be a gardener. Now gardening is not really up my street. I am strictly a grower of food and know nothing of rose pruning […]

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The Joy Of Sprouts

The Joy Of SproutsYesterday, I had a rare winter trip to the allotment to gather some vegetables. Never the tidiest of sites, it is a rather forlorn place in winter, with rows of bare branched fruit bushes and the last few sticks of sprouts, trailing their muddy skirts in the dirt. During these cold, dark days, visits to […]

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