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Tags archives: garden

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[...]

Here come the girls

Meet Thelma and Louise. They’re the latest additions to our rapidly growing (home garden) hen count, just over three weeks old and already full of chirpy energy. They, and [...]

All crumbled out!

When it comes to the abundance of rhubarb I have sourced from my inherited veg plot in the past, I have not been very imaginative. It gets stewed for hours until it resembles a str[...]

One man went to sow

“Wildflower meadow”. Can there be two more enticing words in the English language? They conjure up images of turning your lawn into a flowery paradise, buzzing with bees and other [...]

I’m gonna be (500 miles)

Today, in effect, I moved 80 square feet of my garden to Bordeaux. How wonderful is that? Plentiful sun-ripened tomatoes, succulent melons and armfuls of fresh basil are now within[...]

Feelin’ hot hot hot!

 I fell in love with chillies while working on an avocado orchard in New Zealand back in 2007. I was living in a hut out in the bush and WWOOFing during our customary winter break [...]

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