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Flowers: now what are they all about?

Ok. I’m taking my second foray into the world of flower growing. Last season saw me build a bed for the sole purpose of having cut flowers.  It was a brilliant idea.  I figured if I treated them as a…

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Signs of Spring

And so we have come to the final day of winter.  When it comes to the spring and summer I prefer to go by the calendar as it brings the desirable seasons to me quicker.  However for Autumn and Winter,…

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Did I mention spring is coming?

It was another gorgeous blue sky day today – the kind you can sense the spring in the air.  Just a hint mind you.  But that hint is enough to set hope and wishful thinking into action.  Dreams of the…

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Asparagus tips and raspberry posts

Time is against me.  I have to pack all of July’s gardening chores into two weeks.  And there is a surprising amount to do when you aren’t ambling your way through the month, dodging raindrops.  When you are up against…

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This time next week I’ll be in a completely different season.

And I have never longed for a date to change on a calendar so much.  I want to just put this horrible spring behind us and never speak of it again!  Well maybe I will.  It can be referred to…

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Please don’t consider me promiscuous

But I’m going to try and do 30 beds in 30 days!  And the challenge started yesterday.  I am sitting here with sore aching muscles.  Initially I thought it was the foreign lurgy I brought home from our trip as…

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I need to get out more.

I have been so busy lately, working on the garden but not in it.  Planning and organising; working on the greenhouse; tidying and preparing things; working on an exciting new project and generally getting ready for the new season. A…

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The asparagus is ready and waiting for the spring.

With limited time available to me I thought about what would be the best job that would make the most impact and allow me to cross something off my list.  A quick scan across the patch drew my eye towards…

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Things to do in the garden

I didn’t do anything in the garden for two main reasons. Number one – The temperature dropped quite dramatically.  We have been used to a quite balmy 15°C average so far through most of the winter and when the sun…

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Anti-climax or blessing?

We didn’t get our snow.  In fact we didn’t even get any clouds. How can you have snow without clouds?  Even the wind was gentle with just the hint of a chill.  I think the second half of the storm…

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