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forward thinking: garlic & gooseberries

There are two impending harvests that loom on the horizon: our Germidor soft-necked and Giant Garlic, and also the gooseberries. The garlic bed is sorely needed as a growing space, and we stopped watering that patch a week ago.  Even … Continue reading

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ready… steady…. Jam!

It’s ‘On Your Marks!’ season in the gardens, that much is for sure.  Everything’s exploding and the growing shed is near enough empty…  The sole survivors in there are the seeded Thai basil, now ready to be potted-up-and-out, a tray … Continue reading

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overnight magic

Another hot, dry day in London.  The drought continues and no rain in sight for days.  CNN reported it was 26°C in London today, but when we arrived it felt more like 34°C ; I had trickles of sweat running … Continue reading

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back patch veg beds – a progress report

At the end of last week I slipped out of the flat early in the morning to get a head start on a general tidy and overall assessment of the state of play in the back patch vegetable patch. This … Continue reading

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Lemon Verbena – Tweaked

So there we were, walking back from an evening meal out at a local cafe.  Ambling along hand in hand, and then got to dawdling along the railway path – the last stretch back to the flat – and stopped … Continue reading

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