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September calendar

Its been a lovely September so far. Misty mornings breaking through to sunny afternoons and evenings. Its very noticable how the nights are drawing in and its now getting dark just after 8 pm, which as we have now passed the autumn equinox is to be expected. 164 more words


Seeds of Happiness: My Origin Story

I know that at least a handful of times in my life I’ve heard the story of a grown avid gardener describing the moment when their fascination with gardening began. 1,024 more words


More allotment progress...

A productive day at the allotment – took some water down in containers so I could finally get round to doing some planting.

Brussels and cabbages at one end of the new bed and onions further down. 58 more words


Urbs in Horto

why is the rose
the most talked
about flower?

It comes in many colors,
these days–it bleeds
and draws blood violently–

it holds within in it… 68 more words


Finding Fall In The Garden: Hello Pumpkins! Hello Gourds!

Gourds, pumpkins and a zombie watermelon!

(Unfortunately the zombie watermelon is just a gourd.)

Last year we had a problem with gourd killing bugs so we didn’t plant many but … this has just made the few we did grow extra special! 7 more words


Protect and condition your garden soil with the right cover crop

Nature hates a vacuum, and rest assured any spot you leave bare in your vegetable garden this winter will be populated with opportunistic weeds including wild cress, creeping buttercup, chickweed, plantain and other bad actors. 435 more words

The Green Man