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The Silent Dialogue

Stumbled into a bit of quicksand yesterday.

Flailed around ineffectually for a few hours.

Put myself to bed shortly thereafter feeling a complete failure.

And that was my Friday. 169 more words


Gardeners' World (best show in the world ) Ep.30 2014

As the days get shorter, it’s a busy time in the garden. Monty Don cracks on with his seasonal tasks at Longmeadow, giving hints and tips along the way. 45 more words


You Say Tomato, I Say Apple

I’m still slowly picking and savouring this first crop of Benvoulin apples in 20 years. Here is one of them hanging out with the gals from the tomato patch, just for fun.  132 more words


Mostly Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums are shining so brightly in the front garden, self seeded among the iris, artichokes, asparagus, sage and espaliered fruit trees. I managed to shock the inlaws last weekend with a simple salad of red and iceberg lettuces topped with almost vulgar orange, red and gold nasturtiums. 52 more words


Back to Busy - ness

I am off again.

By the time you read this I will be in the air on the first of my three flights home.  When I get home I will cut off my nails,  pack away my good boots. 339 more words


Sweet Potato Garden FAIL that Tastes so Good!

So it did finally frost about a week ago and we did finally get a chance before my two-week recovery to get out and dig my beautiful, bountiful, overflowing sweet potatoes. 653 more words


Grow great garlic, a how-to blog

Growing garlic is an exercise in delayed gratification, on an epic scale.

Most plants give us the joy of a seedling breaking ground within days; some a few weeks. 422 more words

The Green Man