Category Archives: Gardening

Down my garden

It looks like mother nature is doing her thing at the vegetable patch. Or should that be father nature as my photos always seem to show Martin doing all the work. I do help, honestly – I fetch the water … Continue reading

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Can you dig it?

Sun’s out. Time to give the veg patch some attention. Sadly, at the end of the year we will no longer have access to the garden which is at the rear of the building where I work. The business is … Continue reading

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Glutney Chutney

The veg patch has been a bit neglected this year but while our backs were turned the crops continued to grow. This weekend we remembered to go and pick some runner beans and discovered a row of carrots and a … Continue reading

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Playing gooseberry

Today I (carefully, ouch!) picked our first crop of gooseberries from the two bushes we planted last year. A thorny task but worth it. The red berries were outnumbered but are ripe and ready to eat raw and will add … Continue reading

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What’s the marra?

M’colleague Bob gave me a marrow from his garden. So I thought I’d give it a go for dinner tonight. The last three weeks have been pretty static, weigh-in wise. A pound, half a pound and a maintain this week. … Continue reading

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What’s up doc?

Tiny golden globes of goodness.

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Bags of potatoes

About a month ago, we visited¬† the vegetable plot for the first time in months- it didn’t look too bad, just in need of a tidy up and a bit of a dig. We planted some broad beans from seed, … Continue reading

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245/365 Today I…picked up apples

Today I picked up several bags of cooking apples from around the tree in the car park at my workplace. As the grass is very long and overgrown around the tree it is hard to find the windfalls and many … Continue reading

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231 /365 today I…got wood

Today I have been admiring my hard working husband’s efforts in the garden. We were given a pile of off-cuts from a tree that was felled in the grounds of the organisation where I work. Martin decided to build a … Continue reading

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230 /365 Today I…picked the last of the beets

Today I picked the last few beetroot from the vegetable plot. I found a good handful of beans and there is maybe one more handful left to pick. We still have celery but it doesn’t look big enough to pull … Continue reading

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