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Garden Refurbishment

Twelve months ago, in March 2014 I moved house and left behind a garden that I had nurtured and loved for over ten years. Decades of life as a railway sidings and (more recently) a building site had left the soil devoid of nutrients and littered with rubble. 373 more words

Garden Refurbishment

Spring is all about gardening and having a go at growing stuff!

I tackled my ‘Potager’. This was no mean feat and I completely underestimated how difficult and long that task was going to take. How on earth did they do that all by hand in the olden days! 214 more words

Le Jardin

Flowers for Chickens and Living Forage

Take a Course at Forested! First of all, I must let you know about my friend LincolnSmith’s workshops series at his forest teaching garden, Forested… 1,009 more words


Gardening, without the Garden

I have always liked the idea of growing my own food. It appeals to me on many levels: it involves being outdoors, it’s a nice, productive and not very expensive hobby and, now from the perspective of being a parent, it’s great for educating my daughter about where her food comes from and how plants grow. 445 more words

Family Life

The needs of seeds

Last year at about this time, I had a tray full of seedlings–the promise of long twining, gloriously blooming morning glories. What I didn’t realize at the time was that they were doomed. 525 more words

Spring Garden Ideas

Earliest Salad

We live near the Washington-Idaho state line about an hour south of the Canadian border so our frost free days are only about 90 if we have a normal year. 241 more words


Growing our own again.

Made a quick visit to the allotment for the second time this spring. Joy upon joy sunny and the garlic and broad beans planted in the autumn showing signs of life. 147 more words

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