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Patty Pan Stuffed with Roasted Tomatoes and Goats' Cheese

Patty Pans are a new discovery for us. It’s the first year we’ve grown these petite summer squash on the allotment and they’re proving to be extremely prolific; Ade comes home from the plot with handfuls of them, and they’re quite something to look at! 267 more words


A Small Victory

As a gardener, we have our good days and our bad. However, once in a while the gods spin the dial, and something sublime happens. No, I didn’t win the lottery. 323 more words


Dahlia: delights and disasters

This year is the first time I've tried to grow a few dahlias for show and I have had a variety of results. Some cultivars are doing really well. 128 more words

Home Plot

The shed arrives! 

It was with much anticipation that my shed arrived today!

Next job will be to kit out the inside to organise all my tools and especially my Father’s Day gift of a gas stove and whistling kettle!


Staking begins!

Over this last week or so the gladioli have begun to throw up lots of spikes: mainly of one cultivar ‘Careless’.

Each spike gets a cane and is tied to it using jute string. 50 more words


The Runner Bean Embargo

I have a confession to make. I can’t keep it quiet anymore. I need to free myself from this dark burden. I can turn to you, can’t I, loyal reader, for counsel and solace? 532 more words


Courgetti Noodle Soup

It’s the end of July. You know what this means? Courgettes, masses of them. You turn your back on the squash bed for five minutes and before you know it, there’s a gazillion courgettes crying out for your attention. 392 more words