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Of Russian Giants and toasted tomatoes…

In 2013, you may recall that we grew a bed of sunflowers from a packet of pet shop bird seed. We got some excellent blooms but the plants were quite short – around 3-4 feet. This of course might have … Continue reading

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Preparing for the summer show

A break in the weather from a succession of warm, dry, sultry days to a breezy mixture of sunshine and showers is welcome. These past two weekends there has been much ferrying of watering cans to far-flung corners of the … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas

This year has got to go down as the wettest we have had for a very long time. In the sheep field beside the house, we’ve had a large puddle that’s been there continuously since the summer, to the extent … Continue reading

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Winter has arrived!

A cold week in garden with flurries of snow, some lying for a while, and many sub-zero overnights herald the arrival of winter here in the garden. Daylight hours are fewer now with leisurely dawns and early dusks. Clear blue, cloudless … Continue reading

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Rosey hues

To mark a recent anniversary, the Good Lady has given me an Amelanchier shrub for the Kitchen Garden. The Snowy Mespilus (common name) has amazing bright red coloured foliage at this time of the year and it will really set … Continue reading

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