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Author archives: David

No mosquitoes for me!

Mosquitoes are horrible things!  They may be a yummy treat for birds and bats, but personally I don’t want them hanging around my garden. Neither do I want to smell of those stinky[...]

A sweet surprise

    I gasped as I opened the seed packet. Jewel-like, smooth and translucent, ‘Bloody Butcher’ tumbled into my hands. I’ve grown sweetcorn almost every year[...]

Spring frosts!

As the days of early spring grow warmer, we are beginning to see new plant growth peeking through the mulch. More often than not, those first much-enjoyed warm days will be int[...]

Beecause they're worth it!

Bees are rapidly losing their natural habitat all around the world due to intensive monoculture-based farming practices, pristine green (but flower-barren) lawns and from the d[...]

Good Bulbs, Weather and Company

Saturday What more can you ask for on a Saturday afternoon? Adrian and I have been planning a get together for planting and today’s the day. Our order from Bakker Spalding has a[...]

Sow far behind!

If you feel like you’re not up to speed with your garden, take heart. April has a horrible habit of vanishing all too quickly - it tends to be full of such inconveniences as friend[...]

Going Dutch

Nothing quite prepares you for a visit to Holland in the springtime. People talk of ‘flower fields’ but when you get there, it’s so vast and colourful that you feel as if y[...]

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