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Mixed bag

June has been a mixed bag for me on the allotment. Crown rot spread through the plots at our site like wild fire. I thought I had hit a new low of gardening ineptitude by managing to kill rhubarb. I … Continue reading

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Rain

Here is a little illustration I did of the greengrocers on the high street. They have a great range of local fruit and vegetables. I’m enjoying taking mealtime inspiration from the seasonal treats they have in stock. We had some … Continue reading

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Slowly, slowly

You’ll be pleased to know I’ve stopped flapping. Slowly, slowly my heart has caught up with my body. Little by little the jarring exhaustion of constant newness has given way to gentle wonder. Our new house was built in 1932. … Continue reading

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Beetroot

This week Little Owl and I pulled eighteen hefty beetroot from one of the rubble sacks where we’ve had a patch growing this summer. It was wonderful to see them after last year’s didn’t even germinate. Here’s a link to … Continue reading

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Rituals and results

I love the rituals of warm summer evenings. In the garden I visit all my little plants with the watering can, taking my time to congratulate myself on a new leaf or occasionally console myself over a loss. Green shoots … Continue reading

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Broad Beans

Some seeds in our garden have completely failed to germinate this year. I’ve not seen hide nor hair of the beetroot, courgettes, or pumpkins. The odd spinach and lettuce has come up but nothing compared to last year. In contrast, … Continue reading

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Autumn chores

My arch enemies, the rabbits, had dug a big new hole under one of the pine trees at the end of our garden. Yes, actually inside the garden! The new burrow looked quite similar to Peter Rabbit’s burrow under the … Continue reading

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Beetroot recipes

It is still blustery and showery here today. I watched two buzzards circling each other on the thermals. They looked majestic against the dark brooding sky. I have been meaning to blog about beetroot for a while. Vegetable growers are … Continue reading

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