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I love Seed Saving!

Leek-ColossalI love saving seed. It gives me a real feeling of satisfaction, seeing a plant go through its whole lifecycle and then helping it propagate itself over and over again. I started off with things like tomatoes peas and beans, and then moved on to things like spinach, lettuce, beetroot, leeks, onions, squash,peppers, chillies, chard,Japanese […]

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Treasure Hunters

tomatoesEach morning I wake to see shining green trumpets unfurling from the turmeric plants on my bedroom windowsill. I’m not a fan of powdered turmeric, with its acrid aftertaste and Midas tendency to turn everything around it to gold. However, smelling and tasting the fragrant fresh root last winter at a Master Gardeners’ training day […]

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Butterflies – Love ‘em or hate ‘em?

BrimstoneThis year seems to have been a good one – lots of butterflies all over my butterfly friendly plants. Now, do I love them or hate them? I love the Red Admirals, Peacocks, Tortoiseshells and Painted Ladies for their bright colours and relaxing fluttering but then there’s the Whites … My principle of pest control […]

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Chowing down on Mangetout Shiraz

20130728_170113The best thing about growing in your own back garden is watching your son choose his own supper. Tonight the star attraction was Mangetout Shiraz followed by some Broad Beans straight out of the pod and dessert was a seriously large portion of blackcurrants and some of the last of the yellow raspberries which are […]

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Season of Scents

PhloxIt’s that time of year again, when the juggling act of family life spins out of control and my head threatens to explode as I try to keep track of all our activities: school fayres and discos, dress down days and leaving presents, holiday planning and away days, I wish it was August! The garden […]

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