Category Archives: veg patch

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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triple duty day

Yesterday was one of those gorgeous sunny days.  The morning sky was clear blue with not a cloud in sight.  Full sun, hot but not too hot as there was a lovely gentle summer breeze.  By the afternoon there was  … 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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hard graft & some progress

It’s been a surprisingly busy few days.  I reached out to a fellow allotment holder and neighbour to see if she was ok.  Hadn’t seen sign of her for a while…  She’s a former colleague in the fight to save … Continue reading

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update on the back patch

The woods group convened to work at great distance from one another the other day, and we got a lot of tidying and trimming accomplished, with bags already with the neighbour for the council’s green waste collection. Chris and Robert … Continue reading

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what two weeks looks like..

Coronavirus challenges us – each and every one, all over the world, in all our various situations and lifestyles – how to measure time.  There’s a nice song I recall that has a line about measuring hours with teaspoons…  Some … Continue reading

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birds & butterflies

Although the mornings and evenings are cool in this first week of May, the days are returning to heat.  We continue to live a little in fear of frost – which would wipe out our courgette and tomato planted into … Continue reading

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pond life & other updates

Life abounds in a dizzying degree of diversity.  As usual, the robin rules the roost – and yesterday dive bombed me upon arrival, so close I could feel the swoosh of wind as it flew past my head. Maybe Robin’s … Continue reading

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Earth Day updates

22 April is Earth Day, and 2020 this marks fifty years of trying to draw attention to the beauty and biodiversity of mother earth.  Fifty years of conservation efforts and trying to get human beings to value their environment, with … Continue reading

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