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Wheelbarrow compost riddle & drying tray

With having a fairly large productive garden and more chickens than you can shake a stick at, we create quite a bit of garden waste, though far from ‘waste’ it is, as we compost just about everything we can. 514 more words

Garden

growhort reblogged this on GrowHort - Grow your Horticultural Knowledege and commented:

This is just what I need will be getting the team building a couple of these next week, perfect for riddling all the leaf mould and compost for top dressing our lawns! Liked shared and re-blogged.

The Garden

The garden is in, here is everything in my main garden area.  Of course, this is what I’m imagining the veggies to actually look like someday…  Some are experimental as we’re always trying new techniques, new varieties and many annual favorites.   36 more words

Urban Sketching

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Make your Garden a "Happy Place" just had to reblog this great sketch from Brad Young Art, really enjoyed your drawings.

Growing walnuts for their nuts - the cultivar revelation

One walnut tree is not necessarily the same as another walnut tree.  Many people will have planted a walnut seed in their backyard waiting hopefully for the growing tree to produce a crop of nuts.  416 more words

Feature

growhort reblogged this on GrowHort - Grow your Horticultural Knowledege and commented:

Having discovered a file that refers to the trials and tribulations experienced by a Walnut connoisseur, as she attempts to establish a Walnut paddock of her very own in middle England, early 1980's. I am intrigued to discover more about her struggles but also about the history surrounding the humble "English" Walnut and it's hybrids. As Head Gardener for the current residents of said estate, we care for the remaining 35 of theses trees from the originally planting. Consisting of 20 of each of the following french varieties, Franquette and Parisenne, are now reaching maturity and bearing heavy crops most years. Originally shipped in from France at great expense the files regularly refer to these trees as the first walnut plantation of it's kind in the UK? How true this is will become clear as I compile my own article detailing the plight of a Walnut fancier who dreamed of harvesting her own fresh Walnuts from her Manor House Plantation. Sure is going to be an interesting journey and I hope you will enjoy reading it. French Walnuts