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Little and Often

How are your gardens doing? Here, the damson tree is in full bloom. The small, furry buds on the pear trees are just about to follow and the quince and apples will probably flower in the next couple of weeks. And yet there’s been a cold north easterly the past ...

Back to The Garden

Hi everyone! It’s been so long – almost a year since I last posted  – and so much has happened I don’t know quite where to begin. It feels like we’ve suddenly been catapulted into a dystopian future from which there is no immediate escape. The country’s in lockdown and ...

The Garden in June

I’ve planted out my squash, courgettes and beans. A colleague gave me the courgette seeds. He says – despite their ugly appearance – they are the best tasting he’s ever grown. The variety is Rugosa Fruilana. The winter squash are mainly Uchiki Kuri. These bright orange onion squash are perfect ...

Getting to know you

This is the first year I’ve grown turnips. At first glance they seem rather unglamorous. But I’ve been making an effort to get to know them. That’s still an ongoing process but I’m very pleased with the initial results. The first attempt at a quick turnip pickle was a bit ...

Perennial Vegetables

As I looked around the garden recently I became aware of how dependent I am on vegetables that come back year after year. Rhubarb has magically sprung up over the last month or so with its huge scalloped leaves creating a dramatic edge to the main vegetable garden. It’s  accompanied ...
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