Category Archives: veg patch

the difference of a day

Last summer we planted a Jersey Blueberry – purchased near Ness Gardens up North – to mark our visit to the Mister’s relations on the Wirral. We only bought one blueberry bush, but it’s self-fertile.  It’s doing very well, and is … Continue reading

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progess on the broad bean bed & more

It rained lightly last night, with the roads still damp by late morning.  After a morning tending to the small matter of replenishing our larder and provisions, we had a quick lunch at home and then went out to the … Continue reading

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a whole new bed

Yahoo!  The big guy built a new raised bed frame for a new salad / greens bed. This used the solid wood planks we found in the rubbish on the street yesterday. We still have to fill it with soil … Continue reading

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mid-week photo album

Some photos taken in the last few days.  There are tulip and cyclamen in bloom. Sprinklings of celandine in flower at the base of the damask rose.  And a big bunch of bluebell bursting forth in the path on the … Continue reading

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pea prep

We plan on bumper crops of tasty crunchy peas this summer.  Peas to eat fresh right off the plant – to snack on while we work.  Peas, peas, peas!: delicious green-tasting, life-affirming, easy-to-grow peas! The planter at the front side … Continue reading

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garlic beds & spring prep

The small bed of garlic we planted in late autumn (November) are doing well.  We also planted two giant garlic in a mini-plot.  These provide a flash of hopeful green growth in the midst of bare patches that have been … Continue reading

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spring harvest – bitter greens & tart crumbles

This is what our coronavirus survival kitchen looks like.  Our weekend harvest from the allotment included sprouting broccoli (tiny but powerful & delicious), spinach, purple & yellow stemmed swiss chard, marjoram, winter savory, and rhubarb.

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garlic

It’s been monsoons – too wet & mucky to garden.  Last weekend was a complete wash out. This week there’s been flooding up North and one woman died when a river overran its banks.  Yikes. This morning started with heavy … Continue reading

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the strawberry patch – expanded

The success of our small strawberry patch last spring heartened us to increase its size. We’d left all the nigella (aka Love-in-a-Mist) to flower and go to seed, and now have dug over the previous wildflower plot, added some manure … Continue reading

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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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