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SEPTEMBER GARDENING CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER GARDENING CALENDAR

GENERAL

Harvest beans and other crops; remove blossoms from eggplant and peppers to ripen remaining fruits.  Cover sunflowers from birds, pinch tomato tips.  462 more words

Gardening

Faux' Chickens

My grandmother raised chickens on a long, narrow city lot.  They were a natural  outcome for a farm girl transplanted to town.  Fresh eggs were a significant part of my grandparents’ diet and that self-sufficiency appeals to me.  36 more words

Cottage Gardening

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2016

Yesterday Mum and I went to the RHS flower show at Tatton Park. We’ve been going on and off for a number of years and its a nice day out looking at plants and show gardens. 215 more words

Gardening

Flowers feed the soul

It’s lily season in New England. I know they only last for a single day, but I love them anyway.

They’re the same, but different. The colors are all beautiful. 40 more words

Photography

A GARDEN FOR HUMMINGBIRDS

Hummingbirds are native to the Americas.  The ones we see here in Montana migrate every season from Mexico and Central America.  All species of hummingbirds need to eat often, in fact they consume 100% to 200% of their body weight each day, eating bugs and drinking flower nectar.  418 more words

Gardening

June in my garden

So, this morning I did something I don’t do often.. and that is garden in the rain. Here in the north-west of England we’ve had more than our fair share of rain in the past week or so – fortunately we haven’t been flooded here but I know people who have. 330 more words

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Rhubarb Season

In memory of my grandmother, I enjoy baking rhubarb pie in spring.

Rhubarb is a tough perennial vegetable that is used like a fruit in the early spring garden.  226 more words

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