Category Archives: Food

Bye-Bye Bunny

One of the delights of a country garden is the wildlife, but it’s also one of the snags. Along with the birds and the butterflies, we have LOTS of rabbits, as well as moles, squirrels, field mice and the occasional … Continue reading

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The Last Crown Prince

The end of a dynasty?  No – the last of our pumpkins for this season. If you want to grow a Pumpkin (Winter Squash) to keep through the winter, then look out for the variety ‘Crown Prince’ – I think … Continue reading

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Keep Calm, Etcetera

“Celebrate Spring!” is the headline of the flyer I received through the post from our local nursery, Hilliers. Spring – WHAT SPRING? Today it seems worse than ever.  Welcome to Siberia! Our first opening for the National Gardens Scheme this … Continue reading

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Pruning and Memories

At last a good day for gardening.  It was pleasant, mild and the sun shone (for a short while…). I’ve been putting off the pruning.  I could say I was concerned that cold weather might damage the growing buds.  But … Continue reading

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Sunshine at Last

What strange weather we have!  Yesterday I was completely fed up with the icy weather, and longing for some sun and warmth. Wednesday is one of our main days in the garden and despite the blasts from the North, Jackie, … Continue reading

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A Small Disaster

There was a strange noise yesterday afternoon.  I didn’t take  much notice, especially as Paul is working on our roof (many of our tiles have begun to disintegrate). But shortly afterwards I heard Paul and Sandy shouting for me, so … Continue reading

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A Visitor from Outer Space

Salad for supper tonight. Assorted green leaves grown in the greenhouse from mixed seed sown in an old washing up bowl in January. I drilled holes in the bottom of the bowl and it makes an ideal container. I also … Continue reading

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