Monthly Archives: June 2013

Weird and wonderful wildlife!!!

Nature sometimes throws us a curveball and makes us stop, look and laugh!! The”Mission Impossible” squirrel shows us how agile he is by jumping, what looks like, over the badge on my car…….He was sitting on the driveway of the … Continue reading

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Thinnings and transplants

I visited my plot the other day to do some weeding and noticed that the beetroots were coming along nicely but they could do with a bit more room inbetween them to spread out. I got out my trusty hand … Continue reading

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Strawberry Planters!

I love recycling.  The idea of reusing something and giving it a whole new purpose is a real bonus. I get loads of comments about the weird and wonderful ways in which I turn potentially useless items into something bespoke and … Continue reading

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Beautiful Beginnings

Most vegetable and fruit start their life with foliage and flowers but we are often too eager to see the developing fruit that we miss the amazing display of flowers that they offer. Well, let me introduce you to some … Continue reading

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My Giant Veg Experiment

We all love big, bountiful veg and my uncle Jimmy, (well he is actually my Mom’s cousin) grows some fantastic sized vegetables.  He grew some enormous cabbages a few years ago and I sat in awe at the image of him holding … Continue reading

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The Mound in Park Lane…Update.

A while ago I mentioned that Andy, my allotment neighbour and I had been given a new plot but the downside to the plot was that it came with a huge mound of earth and other unmentionable items thrown in … Continue reading

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What to do in June

Now that the risk of frost has passed many gardeners are pleased that the growing season can finally get under way. Don’t be too hasty storing away the frost protection just yet though as here in the UK it is … Continue reading

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