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Weather ok - for working in the Greenhouse

Although sunny and temperatures in the 8 degC area, the stiff westerly breeze made being outside uncomfortable – as I can vouch from my early morning run where I seemed to spend the first 5 miles or so running into the very cold wind. 371 more words


Sowing & planting

Broad beans, spring onions, fertiliser, weeds and rain.  That was today’s agenda for the raised beds.  A bit of weeding in the onion patch revealed that the overwintering sets have done well under their protective mesh tunnel.   407 more words

Grow Your Own

Newspaper plant pots

The move from Devon to Oxfordshire was minus lots of plastic pots and other gardening paraphernalia. All replaceable, was my thinking. Anyway, the removers strictly speaking wouldn’t take pots or other “soiled” contents as we were going in to store. 182 more words


Composter and Composting

My two compost bins have been pretty full for a while, and clearly not much was going on inside – plus I had a pile of material to go in.. 431 more words


February Calendar 2015

Its been a month of contrasts with heavy snow at times interspersed with warm sunny days, though at the moment its overcast and drizzling.

The good news is that the seed potatoes are now bought and chitting. 117 more words


Shetland in February

It’s been a bit quiet on the blog and in the garden this last week.  My excuse being a mad  trip to Shetland with a motley collection of extended family.   145 more words

Why I Garden

Broad Beans.

Holding a packet of seeds

I read ‘broad beans’

and tearing off the top I pour them into my hand

where they lie

brown and leathery like miniature purses… 87 more words