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the sea-holly re-surfaces

The sea holly, which had disappeared during the heat wave last summer, has re-appeared.  The big dude’s delighted.  I’d protected and marked the spot with a broken tool handle, which we’ve now removed.  It’s likely that the very heavy clay … Continue reading

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advances in the back patch

In the back patch the long flower bed that runs beside the railway path is fairly well established – and full of perennial flowers of all sorts: iris, hollyhock, day lilly, gladioli, asiatic lilly, climbing roses on the pergolas, and … Continue reading

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showers & seed beds

Went up this morning, despite some light drizzle.  There were tomato to plant in (two cherry red tomato and one yellow tomato), as well as the beans (starter plants purchased at Homebase).  Overcast and rainy is just about perfect for … Continue reading

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hits & misses

Sunday morning – intermittent sun but pretty chilly if the breeze blows.  Lots of new growth on the raspberries – looking lush!  Strawberries all coming to life and coming into flower.  And signs of seedlings in the basket bed of … Continue reading

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progress report

We were up and at the plot before 9 in the morning.  Two more wheelbarrows of mulch for the top level.  The pile of wood chip was still steaming and hot – it’s scary.  It might actually be a fire … Continue reading

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..thinking of stawberries & salad….

Doesn’t it just blow your mind that all the fruit you eat – including tomatoes & aubergines & pumpkins & onions & cherries and everything in between…  it all starts with a flower.  A simple little flower.  That turns into the … Continue reading

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mulch-tastic

There was a pile of steaming mulch at the entrance – so we did what is the custom, and helped ourselves. What a difference a little mulch can make! Especially the bottom path near the verbena – much safer now … Continue reading

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shed update & future strawberries

Sunday was a bit chillier.  Despite wanting a bit of a chilled out weekend the big dude woke up and wanted nothing other than to carry on with the shed. It now has all upper frame connections.  Amazingly level but … Continue reading

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signs of coming summer

This morning was warm and sunny.  We opened all the windows in the flat before we left to visit the allotment. The big guy was keen to make a start at framing the walls on the shack.  He got four … Continue reading

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the sun warms the skin

We woke up to a very sunny Sunday morning.  And headed out to the plot after a breakfast smoothie.  The great gardening Malink wanted to lay down a few of the new paving stones and carry on preparations for the … Continue reading

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