Monthly Archives: March 2013

Parsnip radicle update

I just thought that I would give you a quick update on how the parsnip seeds are doing after I set them up to germinate.  I have had great success with the Gladiator and Tender and True varieties but the White … Continue reading

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Spot light on……Parsnips

Parsnips are a member of the cow parsley family that include carrots, dill, parsley and fennel and they are one of my favourite root vegetables of all.  They come a very close second, in my opinion to carrots.  Roasted parsnips with a … Continue reading

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Why so many loo rolls?

Some of my friends and family have been asking what on earth I do with all of the toilet cardboard rolls that they have been collecting for me over the last few weeks. I thought I would just show you … Continue reading

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Funny funghi – Part 2

The allotment site where my plot is situated, in all honesty, is not one of the tidiest places to look at; not unless you are looking at my plot! Nature still however, gives us something to appreciate and look at … Continue reading

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Fighting for space!

There‘s a new seed sowing phenomenon gracing our gardening stores in the form of seed tape and seed discs or mats. Now I know that these are not completely new ideas as seedtape has been available for a while now, but … Continue reading

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Recycling title goes to ……?

Now as you may be aware, I love recycling unwanted material and have many ideas for how to use various items on my plot.  I was proud of the way how I could turn an unwanted piece of rubbish into … Continue reading

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Fantastic Flowers

After the cold and dark winter that we have had, nature surprises us with signs that spring is truly on its’ way.  These Primula have been growing happily in the garden at the side of my house, and most times … Continue reading

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