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JANUARY 2021 | ANOTHER STEP IN BUILDING A SOIL

JANUARY 2021 | ANOTHER STEP IN BUILDING A SOIL

Hello again in 2021. There is colour to be found, sparingly, in winter as the big picture shows – the brightly coloured twigs of Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’.  Remember last month when I focused on getting started with building a soil?  This time I am thinking about a useful second step on the same road. For me there is nothing better to counteract Lockdown ennui than building something, however small, for the future. | What benefit to be gained from a…

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August 2020 | Height of summer

August 2020 | Height of summer

You Must See This | At the Allotment | As the sweet corn plants developed, seemingly healthily and robustly, first I saw one, then more and in the group I had sown of sixteen corn seeds about one-third seemed to be oddly affected.  I did a bit of research.  I had never worried about F1 seeds – apart from the issue that such seeds in developing countries would, by needing to be re-purchased every year, possibly put an insupportable burden on struggling…

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JUNE 2020 | 3 Great Tips for allotment or vegetable garden

JUNE 2020 | 3 Great Tips for allotment or vegetable garden

Hi Everyone – welcome back, first of the month and here we are again.  The “big picture” this month is of a couple of roses that are just about to open from my garden – and I’ll add a few more.  June is the rose month and I did plan this year to go to a rose garden and see lots more but life hasn’t gone back to normal yet – I’m still limited to supermarket, pharmacy and allotment for exercise….

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