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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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Pumpkin problems

Something has been eating our pumpkins! We had a prize specimen of which we were very proud. It was getting fatter by the day and turning a fabulous golden orange. But one day it had some teeth marks in it … Continue reading

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Veg patch update

Little Owl did very well in both her performances this week. We’ll be singing the songs to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat for some time to come. I was completely mobbed on the Hook-A-Duck stall at the school summer … 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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Halloween

I’m not much of a fan of Halloween. As a child with a vivid imagination I could never control my fears enough to find them entertaining. It was always pure terror or nothing. Now an adult and mum to boot, … 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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