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Tags archives: plants

Ponds

Fishing some rubbish out of the pond on my allotment a couple of weeks ago I was surprised to see what I thought were three small fish in the bottom of the net... and then even mor[...]

Spring Cleaning Your Garden

After a week’s holiday I strutted around the garden on Sunday like a horticultural Victor Meldrew. Having said that, the cries of “I don’t BELIEEEEVE IT!” were generally ones[...]

Tomatoes

I’m excited. A big box has appeared from Spalding Plant & Bulb Company containing all manner of interesting and exciting things, not least of which are some packets of tomato s[...]

Summer Bulbs

February is a cruel month. More often than not (and I have a feeling that this year will be no exception) it taunts us with promise - buds bursting, early bulbs poking through the [...]

Eager for Spring to Start!

With all the bad weather around we were very lucky in this corner of the UK to enjoy a relatively dry weekend. After all the wet and cold weather I felt a sense of freedo[...]

Beating Blue Monday

Earlier this week we had what the media love to call ‘Blue Monday’ - the supposedly-most-depressing day of the year. Gardeners could be forgiven getting swept up in the senti[...]

Weekend Gardeners

Adrian and I have become weekend gardeners. Like many other people who juggle working and caring for the garden it is dark when we go to work in the morning and again when we retur[...]

In Due Season - November

This is the month of clearing and planting. In all parts of the garden, move spent plantings and crops and compost or burn. Cut-down dead perennials and shred the prunings. Sweep u[...]

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